Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
Deep ruby with garnet hues. Structured and complex, with a lovely nose of dried herbs, leather, earth, vanilla and strawberry, jam and plenty of plummy, flavorful fruit on the palate.
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The 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is laced with the essence of sweet red cherry, mint, tobacco, cedar, crushed flowers and dried herbs. Pliant and inviting, with lovely savory top notes, the 2015 is wonderfully expressive today. All the elements are impeccably balanced in this very pretty and expressive Vino Nobile from Boscarelli. The 2015 is a wine of real character and personality, not to mention staying power. Although delicious today, the 2015 has more than enough structure to age gracefully for a number of years.
Based on the Sangiovese grape (here called Prognolo 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.
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.