Nobile di MontepulcianoNobile di Montepulciano is a rounded satin-like dry red wine. The color is bright ruby red but turns more towards garnet when it ages.
While in the medieval ages Nobile di Montepulciano was known as one of the best wines in Italy it lost that reputation to the other great wines such as Brunello, Barolo and Amarone.
Recently this wine is regaining ground which can be explained by the efforts of local wineries that have increased the quality of the wine in recent years while still keeping the price low, especially compared to the other big wines of Italy.
Nobile di Montepulciano can be kept between about 10 and 15 years and is ready for consumption starting at 3 years old.
Flavors that can be identified within this wine are those of cherries, forest fruit, violets, vanilla and wood.
Nobile di Montepulciano has the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status, the highest in Italy.
Grape(s): Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese)
Good wineries:La Braccesca
Fattoria del Cerro