(Carmignano pronunciation: Kar-min-YAH-no)
Carmignano wine is produced in the Carmignano wine region located within Tuscany and dates all the way back to the 14th century. This wine is a blend of at least 50 percent Sangiovese, up to 20 percent Canaiolo Nero, up to 20 percent Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and up to 10 percent white grape varieties like Trebbiano or Malvasia. In Carmignano, Italy there are 270 acres of vineyards that produce about 360,000 bottles of Carmignano wine each year. The grapes thrive in rich soil, with hot days and cold nights.
Carmignano wine is a dry red similar in style to Chianti. It has a medium body, defined tannin levels, and lower acidic levels. The wine produced is a vibrant ruby red hue that fades to garnet as it ages. Floral notes of violets, dark fruity notes of plums and spicy notes of pepper mark the aromas of the wine. The Carmignano wine taste consists of dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry with hints of black pepper. The best Carmignano wines are fruity, medium-bodied, and only slightly tannic. There are also sweet versions in addition to the more classic dry wines.
Carmignano Italian wines pair best with meat-based dishes such as roast lamb, steak, or game. The wine also pairs nicely with aged cheeses. The minimum age of the wine must be 19 months and to be Riserva must be cellared at least three years.
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