2010 Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano Rosso I.G.T.

2010 Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano Rosso I.G.T.

I confess, the front label almost caused me not buy this bottle of wine. I was looking for an inexpensive Italian red to go with a hearty pasta dish and this fit the bill, but the front label was not aesthetically pleasing to me. However, the back label told me everything I needed to know about the wine. I know in my gut and my heart I am buying wine, not a label, so I bought it. I am glad I did.  The big fruit and spiciness paired perfectly with my spicy Chicken Romano (chicken, penne pasta, spicy Cajun cream sauce, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and green onions). It is also a nice sipping wine without food.

According to the wine’s website,

This is a very innovative product, a young “Super-Tuscan”, whose characteristics are never found together in the same wine. Dogajolo combines the power and deep colors of a young wine, the elegance and balance given by wood aging, as well as a fruity and fragrant bouquet.

Another interesting tidbit about this wine was that there was a QR code on the back of the bottle. It’s one of the first wines I’ve seen with one. I did scan it and it took me directly to the mobile website description of the wine.

Specifications: The blend of the 2010 vintage is 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (the blend varies from vintage to vintage). The suggested serving temperature is 15-16°C (59-61°F) the first year, 18-20°C (64-68°F) thereafter. I paid $13.99 + tax at my local wine shop.


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