Carmine Estate is situated in a beautiful valley with a long tradition of producing fine wine. In 1974, the acclaimed American wine journalist, Burton Anderson wrote in the US Wine Spectator about a white wine of impressive quality from land that now falls within the Carmine Estate. We are excited to be producing wine from such acclaimed territory and are assisted in this by one of Italy’s finest winemakers, Giovanni Dubini and the results so far are very exciting.
After initially producing wine exclusively for our guests and a select group of local properties, we are now expanding our operations to discerning wine drinkers. Presently we have 5.7 hectares of south westerly facing, close planted vines. This is composed of 1.2 hectares of Sangiovese, 1 hectare of both Sagrantino and Merlot, less than half a hectare of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.2 hectares of Trebbiano Spoletino.
Our work in the vineyard is uncompromising and respectful of nature and our wines are made simply and traditionally. We have low-cropped vineyards and no irrigation to concentrate the flavours of the fruit as they take advantage of the plentiful sunlight and rich, rocky soils in one of Italy’s most beautiful grape growing environments. It is this work and land which produce the complexity and natural minerality we are so proud of in our wines.
The 2015 vintage was one of the best we have produced and we put this down to older vines, favourable growing conditions and continued sustainable practices in both the vineyards and the winery.