Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
DOCG, Podere Le Bèrne, 2017
Bright intense ruby colour. Pleasant nose of wild berries, blackcurrant, ripe cherry, plum jam, vanilla and floral notes of violet. Good fruit concentration well balance the oak on palate. The tannins are round and define the long finish.
|Origin:||Italien / Toskana / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano|
|Grape variety:||Prugnolo gentile|
|Ripening potential:||3 to 8 years|
|Serving temperature:||16 to 18 °C|
|Food pairing suggestion:||Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Cold fish dish, dried meat, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Saltimbocca, Spicy hard cheese, Risotto with ceps|
|Vinification:||long must fermentation, Pumping over|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection|
|Maturation:||in new barriques, some months bottle storage before sale|
Italy – Where wine is a way of life
The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.
Epitome of Tuscany
Chianti classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino nobile di Montepulciano: the Sangiovese is in each of the classic red wines from Tuscany. For a long time, it was assumed that its birthplace was here. After all, it appeared under various synonyms in Tuscan documents dating from 1600. But in 2004, researchers unveiled that one of its parents originated in Calabria in southern Italy. Today, it is the most planted variety in Italy. In addition to Tuscany, it fares well in Emilia-Romagna, Marche or Umbria. It is an exceptionally lovable wine: its aromas of cherry and plum, violets and spices are complemented by fresh acidity and a juicy texture. It wins people around both as cheerful, drinkable wines with pizza and pasta and as barrel-aged top class wines. Carried by Italian immigrants, it found its way to California and Argentina. However, it does not have the same reputation there.