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DOCG Italian Wines: Noble Montepulciano DOCG wine

DOCG Italian Wines: Noble Montepulciano DOCG wine


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Production area and history

Production area: municipality of Montepulciano, except the lower part of the Val di Chiana. The lands are of Pliocene origin at an altitude between 250 and 580 meters above sea level.
The history of Montepulciano (of Etruscan origins) has always been intimately linked to the fame of its vineyards and its wine.
Since its very remote origins, Montepulciano blends its history with wine as evidenced by a kylix (wine cup) found in 1868, together with numerous bronze objects in an Etruscan tomb near Montepulciano.
The oldest document referable to the wine of Montepulciano is from 789: the cleric Arnipert offers to the church of San Silvestro or San Salvatore in Lanciniano sullAmiata, a piece of land cultivated with vineyards located in the castle of Policiano. Since the early Middle Ages the vineyards of Mons Pulitianus have produced excellent wines and in the mid-1500s Sante Lancerio, cellarman of Pope Paolo III Farnese, celebrated the qualities of the wine produced in Montepulciano.
In the seventeenth century, Francesco Redi, distinguished not only as a doctor and naturalist, but also as a poet, exalts, in his ditirambo Bacchus in Tuscany of 1685, with the regal goodness of this wine.
At the beginning of 1900 the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano seems something belonging to the past. Most of the wine produced is Chianti; the quantities of the Nobleman are modest. In the sixties we witness the awakening of vitiviniculture directed mainly towards the production of Vino Nobile rather than Chianti. Many companies reconvert the plants under vines according to the requirements dictated by the DOC (1966). The recognition as DOCG arrives in 1980 and for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano a new life begins.
The Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has been protecting and promoting, since 1965, the image of the wines of the municipality (in addition to the DOCG Nobile, also the DOC Rosso di Montepulciano, Vin Santo, Chianti Colli Senesi and Bianco Vergine Val di Chiana), knowledge, implements programs for the constant improvement of quality, activates research on vines, promotes initiatives for the wider diffusion of products and for the protection of their denomination. It also participates in the social life of the municipality with mostly cultural initiatives. (Production regulations)

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG - Consortium Brand (www.consorziovinonobile.it)

Bunches of blackthorn kind (www.consorziovinonobile.it)

Vines - Minimum alcoholic strength - Aging and qualifications

Vines: Sangiovese (called Montepulciano Prugnolo gentile): minimum 70%.
The Canaiolo nero can compete up to a maximum of 20%, the recommended and / or authorized vines for the province of Siena can also contribute up to a maximum of 20% provided that the percentage of white grape varieties does not exceed 10% . Aromatic vines are excluded with the exception of Malvasia del Chianti.
Minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12.50% vol., For the "reserve" type 13.00% vol.
Minimum total acidity: 4.5 g / l.
Minimum net dry extract: 23 g / l.
Aging: 2 years (12 to 24 months in wooden barrels), starting from January 1st of the year following the vintage.
Reserve: 3 years always starting from 1 January of the year following that of the harvest.

Organoleptic characteristics

The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a non-standard product (indeed, of reduced quantity) and of very high quality which in its taste, in its aromas, in its colors manages to summarize the history, culture, intelligence of a community that he dedicates himself to it with passion and commitment.
Color: ruby ​​tending to garnet with aging.
Odor: intense, ethereal, characteristic perfume.
Taste: dry, balanced and persistent, with possible hints of wood.

Pairings and serving temperature

Special wine for roast white meats and noble poultry. It is served at a temperature of 18 ° - 20 ° C, uncorking the bottle two hours before.


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