Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G 2016

2016 was a kind of “old school” vintage: a regular climate, slightly late maturation and a season finale with some rain. The result is a more elegant Sangiovese than ever which enhances its mineral and spicy tones.

Wine Spectator: 93 points
Wine Advocate: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast: 93 points

Fragrant Purple flower, dark spice and black skinned berry aromas mix with new leather and pipe tobacco. It is both elegant, and enveloping, delivering ripe Marasca cherry cranberry licorice and hints of dried herbs alongside taut, velvety tannins. It closes on a note of coffee bean. Drink through 2027.

Varietal: Prugnolo Gentile 100%
Vineyards: “Salcheto”- Montepulciano / 5,5 ha.- 13 acres
Production: 14.000 bottles
Maturation: 24 months, 30% “botte” 70% “tonneaux”
Bottle Refinement: 36 months
Drink Through: 12-15 years
Service Temperature: 18°-20° C. / 64°-68° F.
Closure: Natural Cork
Bottle: Std. Bordeuax 400gr. (750ml.)
Sizes: 750ml / 1500ml / 3lt / 5lt
First Vintage: 1999
Alcohol: 14
Dry Extract: 31,66
Ph: 3,61
Total Acidity: 5,05
Phenols: 4102
Color Tonality: 0,84
Color Intensity: 8,57
Residual Sugar: 1,23