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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The wine shows ripe fruit on the nose along with notes of tobacco and spice. On the palate, the cherry and blackberry fruit is felt along with balanced tannins which give the wine suppleness and elegance. The finish is long and mineral in flavor, typical of the Sangiovese of Montepulciano.
Blend: 90% Prugnolo Gentile, 10% Merlot
"he 2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano impresses for its soft, voluptuous personality. Silky and refined from start to finish, the Vino Nobile presents a highly attractive melange of sweet dark cherries, licorice and tobacco. This is a decidedly forward, fruit-driven Vino Nobile. The medium-bodied structure suggests it is best enjoyed over the next handful of years. The blend is 90% Prugnolo Gentile and 10% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."
The Wine Advocate
Located few kilometers from Montepulciano, where southeastern Tuscany borders Umbria and Lazio, La Braccesca Estate is immersed in a pristine environment greatly loved and admired by travelers from all over the world. Montepulciano is the land of renowned Vino Nobile, a wine appreciated already centuries ago by the Medici family. In the early 1990s, the Marchesi Antinori brought...Read More About La Braccesca
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...Read More About Tuscany
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...Read More About Sangiovese
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