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Piaggia 'Riserva' Carmignano 2018
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This is a red wine imagePiaggia 'Riserva' Carmignano 2018

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Wine Spectator 94
“This pure, well-delineated red is heralded by black cherry, blackberry and graphite aromas and flavors, with flashes of rosemary and juniper adding detail. Lively and firm, with assertive, civilized tannins gracing the long, fruity aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2040. —B.S.”

Vinous Media 94
"The 2018 Carmignano Piaggia Riserva pulls you close with a captivating display of rich exotic spices, tobacco and cherry sauce, lifted by cooling hints of mint ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #44287
Location at store:97d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 14.5%

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Wine Spectator 94
“This pure, well-delineated red is heralded by black cherry, blackberry and graphite aromas and flavors, with flashes of rosemary and juniper adding detail. Lively and firm, with assertive, civilized tannins gracing the long, fruity aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2040. —B.S.”

Vinous Media 94
"The 2018 Carmignano Piaggia Riserva pulls you close with a captivating display of rich exotic spices, tobacco and cherry sauce, lifted by cooling hints of mint and menthol. Its elegant and velvety yet also full of life, casting tart cherry-berry tones across a core of stimulating acidity with notes of cinnamon and clove. Theres so much depth and energy as well, tapering off lightly structured with hints of balsam herbs, licorice and a coating of fine tannin. The 2018 can already be enjoyed today, yet another year or two of cellaring will help it to come fully into focus. -- Eric Guido"

The Wine
The Carmignano Riserva is the flag ship wine of Piaggia, showcasing a modern interpretation of Carmignanos Sangiovese base blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The grapes are planted in an old vineyard near Pogetto, over clay and galestro soils on a south-west facing exposure. The grapes are all hand-picked and go thorugh punch down and pump-overs during fermentation. Aging occurs in French oak for 18 months and racked before bottling, with no fining or filtration.

The Estate
Piaggia is located right in the heart of Carmignano. The total vineyard extension is approximately 15 hectares, divided between the area of S. Cristina a Mezzana and the municipality of Poggio a Caiano, both areas with a great potential for top quality wines. Mauro Vannucci started this activity in 1990 because of his great passion for great red wines, with the aim to produce wines up to the standard of Carmignano appellation. In its almost 20 years of existence, Piaggia has managed to solidly establish its place among the great wineries of the classic Tuscan DOC of Carmignano, being called by Gambero Rosso one of the best wineries in the region of Carmignano, rather, in Tuscany.

Vineyard Management: Piaggia is a practicing organic winery. Integrated insect and disease control is followed. Organic fertilizers, copper and sulphur-based products are mainly used, but the vineyards see no insecticides or herbicides. The soil between the rows of vines is tilled. Low doses of SO2 in the wines for preservation.

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Piaggia Carmignano"The Carmignano Riserva is simply the best of the appellation." – The Wine Advocate

Piaggia is located right in the heart of Carmignano. The total vineyard extension is approximately 15 hectares, divided between the area of S. Cristina a Mezzana and the municipality of Poggio a Caiano, both areas with a great potential for top quality wines. Mauro Vannucci started this activity in 1990 because of his great passion for great red wines, with the aim to produce wines up to the standard of Carmignano appellation. In its almost 20 years of existence, Piaggia has managed to solidly establish its place among the great wineries of the classic Tuscan DOC of Carmignano, being called by Gambero Rosso "one of the best wineries in the region of Carmignano, rather, in Tuscany."

Vineyard Management: Piaggia is a practicing organic winery. Integrated insect and disease control is followed. Organic fertilizers, copper and sulphur-based products are mainly used, but the vineyards see no insecticides or herbicides. The soil between the rows of vines is tilled. Low doses of SO2 in the wines for preservation.

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