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Boscarelli Il Nocio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby red with garnet hues; classic nose of blueberries and plums, which evolve into iris and violet; full, lush, elegant and fruity palate with complex, layered notes of ripe fruit and a very long finish.
Ideally pairs with red meat and game, very rich, structured and important dishes.

Critical Acclaim

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WS 95
Wine Spectator
Offering a beam of pure cherry, currant and iron flavors, this red hits all the right notes and has the backbone to develop. Tightly wound now, but decanting or a few years in the cellar will help this relax. Earth and tobacco elements gird the finish. Best from 2020 through 2033.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Made entirely with Sangiovese, this full-bodied red opens with aromas of wild berry, exotic spice, aromatic herb and a whiff of fragrant blue flower. It's elegant and structured, with a youthful tension that underscores juicy wild cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon and a hint of pipe tobacco. Fresh acidity lends balance while fine-grained tannins provide polished support. It's already tempting but will develop even more complexity with cellaring. Drink 2018–2033.
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W&S 93
Wine & Spirits
Il Nocio is a five-acre plot of massal-propagated sangiovese vines that Boscarelli began bottling on its own in 1991. Grapes are harvested in different passes based on the predominant soil types (clay or sand) and vinified separately, aged in tonneaux for the first year, then in larger casks. The long, moderate 2013 growing season yielded a wine with lifted aromas of cherry blossom and tree bark. The tannins feel broad and powerful, encasing a core of pure red-cherry fruit infused with enough vitality to outlast those tannins. This needs a good five years of cellaring.
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine represents a pure expression of Sangiovese. The 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio is a broad and compelling red wine with an interesting sense of volume and length. The wine's mouthfeel is like an hourglass, with a moment of largeness followed by a pause and then more volume once again on the close. Aromas include dried cherry fruit, blackberry and moist earth.
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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 Nobile, which luckily for us all is alive and flourishing to this day. The very "nobile" estate of Paola De Ferrari Corradi (founded in 1962; first Vino Nobile vintage: 1967) is located southeast of Montepulciano (facing the Valdichiana) on one of the area's finest, most historical crus, Cervognano, well known for its hallmark combination of elegance and power. In the course of over four decades of winemaking excellence, Paola (flanked by sons Luca and Nicolò) has chosen the hard way: absolute rigor and loyalty to quality & terroir. This resulted in an unbroken track record of vintage-to-vintage consistency. If anyone can pinpoint just one property that led the way to making Vino Nobile a modern classic, that property is, without a doubt, Boscarelli. Today, the latter includes 44.5 acres under vine at an elevation of 984 feet above sea level on the Cervognano hillside. Microclimate is well-ventilated and ideal for top quality Nobiles. Soil is alluvial in origin, very sandy and stony, conducive to good drainage and remarkable elegance in the resulting wine. Further acreage is in the pipeline, for Paola purchased a second homestead in Cortona, several miles northeast of Montepulciano. The long-term plan is to bring this second property's vineyard surface to 25 acres - over and above the original nucleus.
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This significant Tuscan village—not to be confused with the red grape of the same name widely grown in Abruzzo and the Marche regions—was home to one of the first four Italian DOCGs granted in 1980.

Based on the Sangiovese grape (here called Prugnolo Gentile), the village’s prized wine called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ranks stylistically in between Chianti Classico, for its finesse, and Brunello di Montalcino for its power. With a deep ruby color, heavy concentration and a firm structure given by the village's heavy, cool clay soils, most Vino Nobile di Montepulciano will demand some bottle age.

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Among Italy's elite red grape varieties, Sangiovese has the perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness and is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino. Somm Secret—Sangiovese doubles under the alias, Nielluccio, on the French island of Corsica where it produces distinctly floral and refreshing reds and rosés.

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