Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
Pairs well with grilled meats, roasted white meats and medium aged cheeses.
Blend: 90% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese), 10% Mammolo
Fattoria del Cerro, with its 94 hectares of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vineyards recorded in the register, is the largest private estate producing Vino Nobile. The spaciousness and the different exposition of the vineyards allow selecting the best grapes to make high quality wines.
Prugnolo Gentile, the grape behind Nobile di Montepulciano, is the clone of Sangiovese, typical of this area, and which, over the course of the centuries, has adapted itself to local growing conditions. Vino Nobile is produced in three different versions: the regular wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, the Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG, and the single vineyard selection Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Antica Chiusina” DOCG. Fattoria del Cerro produces also Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Manero Rosso di Toscana IGT, Manero Bianco di Toscana,Vinsanto di Montepulciano DOC.
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.