Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016

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Vino Nobile is the product of a careful selection of Sangiovese and Canaiolo Nero grapes from the best vineyards of the winery. They are harvested and vinified separately then skillfully combined in such a way that the elegance, refinement and terroir of Montepulciano are expressed and enhanced.

“Editors’ Choice: ($37) Made with Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo Nero, this has enticing aromas of wild berry, fragrant purple flower, exotic spice and a whiff of new leather. It's bright and smooth, offering juicy wild cherry, ripe strawberry and baking spice while taut fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity lend balance. Drink 2020–2028. 92 points.” –Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, March 2019.

Production zone: Township of Montepulciano - Bossona, Ciarliana, Sanguineto, Valdipiatta
Grape Blend: Predominantly Sangiovese with Canaiolo Nero
Vinification: Vinification in steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 24 and 28 °C. Maceration on the skins for 20-25 days. Daily pump over and délestage at the beginning and in the middle of fermentation. Spontaneous, malolactic fermentation in climate-controlled, steel tanks.
Aging and refining: After an aging period of 15-18 months, partly in French oak barriques and partly in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 and 50 hl, the wine is left to refine in the bottle for another 6 months.
Recommended pairing: A range of dishes of medium to complex structure such as robust first course dishes, grilled and stewed red meats, game, roasts, cold cuts and medium to well-aged cheeses.