TorCalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 126768
  • WE91
  • W&S91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Winemaker's Notes

Shows aromas and flavors of granite, violet and cherry, with high acidity leading to a long finish.

Pairs well with grilled steak and other beef, rich poultry dishes, and game such as venison and boar.

Critical Acclaim

"Torcalvano has fruit and spice aromas of plum, cassis and vanilla, as well as hints of coffee and oak. The palate boasts bracing but fine tannins, and reveals a black-cherry core layered with notes of espresso, white pepper and cinnamon."
91 Points

"A rich, full-bodied sangiovese, this wine’s restrained ripeness comes across in pert red scents of strawberries and earthier notes of porcini. The wine is a little reduced, needing plenty of air to open, developing a gentle elasticity to the structure that feels neither too intense nor constricted. Decant it for mushroom risotto."
91 Points

Learn About TorCalvano

At Tuscany's southwest edge, due south of Arezzo, lies the Montepulciano region, where Tenuta Torcalvano is located. At 300 meters in elevation, the soil at Tenuta Torcalvano is rich in clay, and slightly skeletal. High vine density, low average yields and later October harvests combine to produce grapes with concentration, complexity and a mature, balanced ripeness. The wine is fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks and undergoes maceration on the skins to give it a rich color. It is matured in traditional large oak casks and in bottle before release.

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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