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Co-Founded in 1967 by two friends, Antonio Mario Zaccheo and Giancarlo Sacchet just outside Greve in the heart of Tuscany. The location which has been known for centuries as Carpineto – the name comes from the Greek “karpòs, meaning fruit - and signifies that the land has been known for growing fine grapes since antiquity. The friends' vision was to create world-famous Sangiovese in the classic Tuscan appellations. This has been achieved by traditional winemaking processes combined with innovative methods and state-of-the-art technologies. In 1994 Giancarlo was the first Italian winemaker in the world to win the IWSC [International Wine & Spirit Competition] Trophy for Best Winemaker of the World. They have five estates throughout Tuscany's most prestigious wine regions which are all sustainably farmed. Dudda is the original estate, and this is where Carpineto have their administration and winemaking headquarters; eight hectares are planted at 300 metres above sea level on the eastern edge of Chianti Classico on prized galestro soils with Sangiovese and Canaiolo. The Montalcino Estate, planted at over 500 metres is one of the highest in the Brunello appellation, where 10 hectares are devoted to Sangiovese Grosso on galestro soils. The Montepulciano Estate in the Vino Nobile region, has 120 hectares planted at 300 metres mostly with Sangiovese, but also with some international grape varieties. The plots for the production of Vino Nobile are planted on esteemed blue clay, and back in 1998, Carpineto produced the first 100% Sangiovese in Montepulciano from vines grown here. The Gaville Estate has 13 hectares planted at 300 metres mostly with Sangiovese, but also some other experimental grape varieties. The Gavorrano Estate in Maremma has 10 hectares planted with Vermentino, Sangiovese, Teroldego and Merlot. This diversity allows them to produce an outstanding portfolio of wines. Today the Zaccheo and Sacchet families continue to work together with Antonio's daughter Francesca and son Antonio Jr, and Giancarlo's daughter Caterina, staying true to their parents original vision, producing a range of wines with unparalleled intensity, driven by a passion for wine and a love of Tuscany.