Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012

A blend of 95% Sangiovese (called Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano) and 5% Canaiolo Nero, the grapes for this wine are hand harvested in late September. The must undergoes an initial pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures to release some of the grapes more subtle nuances. The wine is aged for six months in barriques, followed by an additional 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. The wine then spends an additional 6 months in bottle for extra elegance and finesse. 

Tasting Notes

This stunning wine is deep ruby red in color with intense aromas of ripe dark berries and black cherries complemented by subtler notes of spices and tobacco. Lush and velvety on the palate, this wine offers a full-flavored, powerful profile with smooth, polished tannins and bright acidity.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with rotisserie-roasted chicken, marinara sauces, braised lamb, and grilled polenta.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Vineyard size
30 acres
Soil composition
Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,055-1,155 feet
Vines/acre
1,320-1,600
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Various
Year vineyard planted
1973-1992
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1973
Bottles produced of this wine
50,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
95% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and 5% Canaiolo Nero
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two-Three years
Fermentation temperature
86 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
20
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L and 50 HL
Type of oak
French and Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
18 months, 6 in barriques
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
3.2 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Dry extract
32.4 g/L

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