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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva
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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

DOCG, Podere Le Bèrne, 2015

750 ml
Grape variety: Prugnolo gentile, Colorino
Producer: Podere Le Bèrne / Fam. Natalini
Origin: Italy / Toscana / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
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Article nr. 35181715
Grape variety: Prugnolo gentile, Colorino
Producer: Podere Le Bèrne / Fam. Natalini
Origin: Italy / Toscana / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Description

Produced only in particularly good years, this Riserva has a delicate bouquet of ripe, dark berries and amarena cherries with subtle undertones of spices. On the palate, it impresses with its powerful, dense structure, great aromatic complexity and fine, ripe tannins. A long lasting tasting experience.

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Toscana / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape variety: Prugnolo gentile, Colorino
Maturity: 4 to 12 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Roast saddle of venison, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Wild specialities, Spicy hard cheese
Vinification: long must fermentation, Pumping over, pressing the whole grape
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in new barriques, some months bottle storage before sale
Volume: 15.0 %
Countries

Italy

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.

Grape varieties

Prugnolo gentile

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.

Colorino

Brings color to the game

This red variety's name is its manifesto. The berries are primarily used to color wines, as the dark juice from the fleshy Colorino grape gives blends a beautiful, deep color, even in small quantities. From Chianti to Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, many different wines benefit from Colorino, which is cultivated in all corners of Tuscany, as well as Umbria. Colorino even grows wild in the forests, and the vine's leaves sometimes turn completely red.

Varietal wines from this grape are hard to find; winemakers appreciate it mostly for its color intensity.