Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/25/2014
La Calonica Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2003
La Calonica Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2003
(search item no. 92324)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $11.49

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby garnet color with a powerful sweet nose of plums leather and game. Silky and long, with lovely blackberry and hints of black pepper. The bouquet is delicate and the palate is dry with a slight scent of violet. This wine will cellar beautifully through 2015. Enjoy it with roasted and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

The Vineyard "La Calonica" is near "Le Capezzine" in the centre of a wine producing area of the very highest quality. The vineyard is on the hills of Valiano, in the Comune of Montepulciano and part in the Comune of Cortona. It is an area of great wines both red and white. The vineyard is composed of two farms, "La Calonica" and "Capezzine Vecchie". They are both situated on soft hills with a gentle slope, these two farms constitute the entire productive and cultural entity of over 120 acres of which 90 are vineyards.

The vines planted in the zone of "Nobile di Montepulciano" are D.O.C.G. and those in the zone of "Cortona" a are D.O.C.

My Notes:

About La Calonica:

The Vineyard "La Calonica" is near "Le Capezzine" in the centre of a wine producing area of the very highest quality. The vineyard is on the hills of Valiano, in the Comune of Montepulciano and part in the Comune of Cortona. It is an area of great wines both red and white.

Since 1972, the vineyard has been the property of the Cattani family who personally supervise the production and sale of the wine. The area of Valiano has special characteristic which come from the influence of Lake Trasimeno which guarantees mild winters and summers that are not too dry. This permits the vines to have a regular vegetative cycle.

The vineyards are for the most part planted with "Sangiovese di Montepulciano" (Prugnolo Gentile) "Canaiolo Nero", and some white grape varieties such as, "Sauvignon", "La Malvasia del Chianti" and "Il Grechetto" complete the patrimony of the vineyard of La Calonica.