Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G. 2018

The 2018 vintage showed out to be quite “classical”, having been relatively fresh and rainy, both in spring than summer: Its wines turned out to be pretty balanced and elegant. 

3 Glasses of Gambero Rosso
Wine Enthusiast: 94 points
Wine Spectator 90 points
Wine Advocate: 90 points
Decanter: 92 points

Salcheto checks a lot of boxes. The winery is powered by renewable energy, water waste is 100% recycled, there are no added sulphites during vinification and the entire production is certified organic and packaged in light weight bottles. Above all, the Nobile tastes delicious. It is clean and immediately appealing offering complex cedar, earth, tea and balsamic nuances atop forest fruit. Full-bodied and full of character, it is rich yet fresh and seductively textured with polished tannins. A great success for this challenging vintage. Drinking Window 2020 – 2030

Varietal: Prugnolo Gentile 100%
Vineyards: “Salcheto” – Montepulciano / 15 ha – 37 acres
Production: 150.000 bottles
Maturation: 18 months, 70% “botte” 30% “tonneaux”
Bottle Refinement: 6 months
Drink Through: 8-10 years
Service Temperature: 18°-20° C. / 64°-68° F.
Closure: Natural Cork
Bottle: Toscanella 360gr. (750ml)
Sizes: 750ml / 375ml / 1500ml / 3lt / 5lt / 18lt
First Vintage: 1990
Alcohol: 13,5
Dry Extract: 29,46
Ph: 3,51
Total Acidity: 5,28
Phenols: 3164
Color Tonality: 0,91
Color Intensity: 6,20
Residual Sugar: 0,92