Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 113979
  • red wine
  • TP92
  • V91
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is an intense ruby red color with garnet hues. In its youth, this wine displays aromas of plum that evolve into violet and iris. It is elegant and yielded, persisting and slightly tannic and will age very well.

Critical Acclaim

"Lush and juicy with bright, tangy acidity and smooth, elegant texture; fresh, dense and meaty; rich, lifted and supple with lovely plum and wild raspberry fruit; extremely likeable."
92 Points

"The 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows fabulous intensity in its dark fruit. It is a beautifully balanced Vino Nobile that offers superb depth wedded to a powerful sense of structure that should allow the wine to drink well for a number of years. The Vino Nobile is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo aged in a combination of cask and barrel. This is a fabulous effort. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. "
91 Points

"The fine perfume of Sangiovese carries through this wine accentuating the initial tart cherry scent and the cherry tomato bite of the finish. There's ferrous, mineral-inflected tannin to keep it focused. An elegant wine on a small scale, this is ready to drink with pasta in a pork ragu."
90 Points

Learn About Boscarelli

The medieval hill town of Montepulciano is a little east of Montalcino, dominating the gentle landscape of southern Tuscany from its 1,985 feet above sea level. It is a tiny architectural jewel, with a higher density of arts per acre than there are inhabitants, and a long-standing fame as the home of poets and wines... The former thrived in Renaissance times; the latter star Vino...

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Learn About Tuscany

(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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Learn About Sangiovese

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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