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Avignonesi Grandi Annate Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2004

Avignonesi Grandi Annate Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2004

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $64.99
Item No. 120381
  • WS95

Winemaker's Notes

The Grandi Annate displays a lovely medium ruby red colour. The bouquet shows intensity and complexity stretching from orange peel, red berries and violets to fern and Indian spices with lovely earthy aromas and a touch of cedar. On the palate, tannins are polished and elegant, with a firm acidity and a long lasting, enticing finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Exhibits notes of chocolate-covered cherry, with raspberry jam and hints of coffee bean and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long, rich finish. An exotic and exciting Tuscan red."
95 Points

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In 1309 pope Clement V transferred the papal residence from Rome to Avignon, France. In 1377, when pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence back to Rome, some noble families of Avignon left France to follow him. It was at that time, in Italy, that one of those families became known as Avignonesi - probably to simplify an otherwise difficult, foreign name. Soon the Avignonesi...

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(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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