VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montepulciano. The wine is made primarily from the Sangiovese grape varietal (known locally as Prugnolo gentile) (minimum 70%), blended with Canaiolo Nero (10%–20%) and small amounts of other local varieties such as Mammolo. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 2 years; three years if it is a riserva. The wine should not be confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a red wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the oldest wines of Italy, dating from at least 789 A.D.
The name Vino Nobile di Montepulciano was invented by Adamo Fanetti. Until 1930, the wine was officially called “Vino rosso scelto di Montepulciano ” but Adamo called his wine “nobile” (noble).
Vino Nobile is often a spicier, more perfumed wine that the Chianti Colli Senesi that is grown right nearby, and offers a flavor with plenty of intensity without the price tag of the great Brunellos.
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