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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Prestigious full-bodied Italian wine with red fruit, spice, and tobacco.

From the vineyards surrounding the picturesque medieval town of Montepulciano in southern Tuscany, this rich red is another, unique wine made from the Sangiovese grape (there are so many in these parts!). Vino Nobile di Montepulciano’s packed with red and black fruit layered with dried herbs plus tobacco and spice from aging. Very food-friendly and smooth with a tart note.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of Italy’s most historic wines, loved by popes and nobles throughout its rocky history. It displays typical Sangiovese red cherry, balsamic vinegar, and herbs but with unique depth and richness because of the relative warmth of southern Tuscany. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano must age for a minimum of two years before release and you can taste this in its complex yet enjoyable layers of tobacco and spice. Literature fans will be interested to know that Vino Nobile di Montepulciano gets a mention in several well-known pieces of writing down the centuries! In 1980, this esteemed red gained DOCG, Italy’s highest wine status. Important to note is don't confuse it with the similarly named Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, from the eastern coast of Italy.

Fun Fact: In Montepulciano, the Sangiovese grape is known as Prugnolo Gentile.

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