Critical Acclaim: 94 pts James Suckling; 93 pts Wine Spectator; 93 pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Deep ruby color, with delicate and persistent fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and plum as well as sweet spices. A powerful aromatic finish. The name Do ut Des means “I give so that you may give.”
“A fresh and balanced 2017 with dark-berry, bark and earth character, following through to a medium body with a solid core of fruit and a juicy finish. Polished tannins with a lovely center palate of fruit. 34% sangiovese, 33% merlot and 33% cabernet sauvignon. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”- James Suckling.
“Tightly wound and austere, with cherry and plum fruit wrapped up in the grip of dusty tannins. This is vibrant and gains finesse as it lingers on the fruit and savory aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2039.”- Wine Spectator.
“Made with certified organic fruit, the Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino 2017 Do Ut Des is a beautiful and graceful blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Castelnuovo Berardenga. The wine is subtle and soft, with unfolding aromas of dark fruit, spice, eucalyptus oil, licorice and smoke. It offers terrific depth and width. The vintage’s challenges of heat and drought are not registered whatsoever. There is a lot to recommend here. Try it with some crostini and liver pâté.”- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.