Tenuta di Carleone 'Tinto' Frizzante Alicante Bouschet
Grape: Alicante Bouschet
Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni was first mentioned in the year 1078 when monks first founded it in Chianti, named for the village of Castiglioni meaning “small castle.” The property is a romantic vision of wooded hills, rivers, and fertile plains. Nestled in between the hills are the Sangiovese vines and olive trees. Though the property was farmed for hundreds of years, it did not become the winery of Tenuta di Carleone until 2012. Karl Egger and Sean O’Callaghan both operate the winery with a clear vision, making Sangiovese in a classic way, though with Sean’s twist. Their Alicante Bouschet is a super fun pet-nat! Inky black, full spectrum of ripe fruit, with loads of dark berries, it kind of tastes like the love child of Lambrusco and Merlot/Zinfandel.