Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano
A wine country getaway to Italy would not be complete without a visit to the hilltop town of Montepulciano and the surrounding vineyards that produce the very fine wines of Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano. Montepulciano is located in Tuscany and very near the Umbrian Border. Several years ago we took a day trip to Montipulciano from Umbertide, a small town in Umbria where we had rented a farmhouse. Montepulciano is a very quaint town with many excellent restaurants and places to taste Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. Our wine club recently tasted six Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano wines in a blind tasting. The main grape of Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano wines is a clone of the Sangiovese grape known as Prugnolo. Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano wines can be 100% Prugnolo, but often the wine is blended with small amounts of other Italian red wine grapes. The Prugnolo grapes are planted on hillsides about 600 feet above sea level. Below is a list of the wines we tasted and in the order that we ranked them. It should be noted that we also tasted these wines afterwards with an Italian luncheon. The wines tasted so much more delightful with our food. Vino Nobile is a food-friendly wine. Use Wine-Searcher.com to find where to purchase Vino Nobile wines near you.
- Fattori La Braccesca Antinori Family Reserva “Santa Pia” 2012 – 100% Sangiovese
- La Ciarliana Vino Nobile 2012 – 100 % Sangiovese, 5% Mammolo
- Poliziano Vino Nobile 2012 – 85% Sangiovese plus Colorino, Canailo, & Merlot
- Casale Daviddi Vino Nobile 2010 – 90% Sangiovese
- Montemercurio Vino Nobile “Damo” 2009 – 80% Sangiovese, plus Colorino, Canaiolo, Mammolo
- Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile Briareo 2009 – 100% Sangiovese