Tenuta Trerose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2007
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
The color is ruby red. The bouquet is rich and complex, with plum and blackberry aromas, mineral and tobacco notes. The flavor is full-bodied, elegant, great balance and lingering finish.
International Wine Cellar - "Red with a hint of brick at the rim. Perfumed, rather high-pitched aromas of redcurrant, blueberry, cherry, minerals, violet and camphor. Sweet on entry, with fully ripe acidity and fine-grained tannins supporting the rich red fruit flavors. Lingers long with superripe red cherry. Much better than the comparatively simple 2006 Nobile."
Tenuta Trerose Winery
Tenuta Trerose is one of Tenimenti Angelini's family-owned triad of estates in Tuscany. Trerose is located in a 16th century villa at the top of a hill surrounded by vineyards. Situated in the heart of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano area, Trerose is 420 acres in size, of which 136 are planted to grapes for the production of Vino Nobile, the rest are planted to other varietals. View all Tenuta Trerose Wines
About TuscanyView a map of Tuscany wineries (TUSS-can-ee) Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this varietal, but a growing trend, started by the renegade winemakers of those Super Tuscans, is to incorporate more international varietals.
Notable FactsThe most well known sub-districts of Tuscany are Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (note that Montepulciano here refers to the local village, not the grape variety found in the Italian region of Abruzzi). Wine labeled from these regions is DOC-regulated and Sangiovese-based blends. Quality wine from these DOC areas has been on the rise for decades, with top-notch winemakers and wineries shedding the low-quality image once held for Tuscan wine by producing consistently outstanding bottlings that range from deliciously drinkable to highly ageable. Newer to the scene are regions like Bohlgeri and the Maremma, home to of what are now termed "Super-Tuscans," named for the wine coming from the Tuscany area, but not following all of the DOC or DOCG laws required in Italy. In the 1970's, some pioneer winemakers began buying land outside of Chianti and Montalcino, and planting not only Sangiovese, but also international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine they produced only fit into the lowest Italian category of "vina da tavola," but the winemakers sold the wine for high prices, creating an almost cult following, and spurning a new wine category called IGT.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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15 ratings, 9 with reviewsCarol Williams - Cloudcroft, NM44/13/2012Loved itRobert Vizza - San Francisco, CA55/10/2012dennis Sievers - Highland, IL44/3/2012Corey Bragg - Springfield, OR43/10/2012
Was good but still have not acquired a taste for Sangiovese. Italian Wines still on the back shelve for my taste.43/27/2012tenoreprimo - Dallas, TX43/22/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Like Brunello Vino Nobile takes sangiovese to another level. This 2007 did not disappoint. I have re-ordered.nikkileth - Oakland, CA33/20/2012Raspberry on the nose, lots of tannins, some of the flavors were hard to detect. Would definitely drink with a meal.closed06092014 - Dublin, CA33/20/2012This will be a good wine, but needs some time. You can taste the 14% alcohol and the initial sips create a bit of a *pucker* - but I gave it three stars and think it will mellow. It has gotten better as it's been sitting in my glass - so DECANT for sure.Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA13/20/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Very FULL bodied and definitely high in alcohol *wink*wink*. I think it needs a bit more time in the bottle. If you insist on drinking in now - Decant, Decant, Decant! : )La-La - Alameda, CA23/20/2012Smells of great aromas....but the taste is very tart! Seems as though this needs to breathe a while before drinking.43/19/2012Solid performing inexpensive sangiovese.Brian Seiler - Columbus, OH43/5/2012elf - San Mateo, CA52/1/2012I served this at my sister's 50th birthday party and it was a hit. Perfect with the Italian food being served. I will buy a case now.
- Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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