The wine

Name: Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva
Year: 2015
Type: Red still
Classification: Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Grapes: 30% Canaiolo Nero, 70% Prugnolo Gentile
Aging: 24 months in oak barrels
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.


When to drink

Ideal consumption: 2022-2028
Longevity: 10-15 years
Occasion: Barbecue with friends

How to serve

Temperature: 20°
Uncork: 2-3 hours before
Pairing:
  • Game
  • Seasoned cheeses
  • Pasta with meat sauce
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The cellar

Name: Carpineto
Address: Dudda – 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI)

Price

20.00 €


Sommelier's opinion

There is always a lot of confusion around this denomination. Many do not know the difference between the Nobile di Montepulciano and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
Montepulciano is a small Renaissance town located in the province of Siena. Montepulciano is also the name of a vine very widespread in our country.
The Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is a historic red wine produced in Tuscany, exclusively in the municipality of Montepulciano, mainly from Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) grapes with the possible addition of other varieties. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is a red wine produced from Montepulciano grapes exclusively in the Abruzzo region. They are two absolutely different wines.


The oenological history of Montepulciano, the Tuscan one, is very ancient. "Montepulciano that is king of every wine" reads in "Bacco in Toscana", book of the 7th century.
There are many stories about why the name Montepulciano arrived in Abruzzo. One of these narrates that the Medici family, lords of Florence and also of Montepulciano at the time, owned properties in the foothills of Abruzzo. It is said that recognizing in Montepulciano one of the best wines of the time, they found similarities in the local wines and decided to name it thus to remember the great Tuscan wine.


Carpineto is a large company with five estates in various territories of Tuscany and their Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva has been on the crest of the wave for a few years, as it has been repeatedly included in the list of the best 100 wines in the world by the prestigious American magazine WineSpectator.

It is a real reserve. An imposing red, elegant and with a great aging potential. On the official website they recommend serving it at 20 ° in a decanter. It is a wine that needs time and that we will try repeatedly with Coravin over the years. Open today he is still a child but he stands out with his tannic muscles, his ethereal scent and the decisive tertiary hints of wood and spices.

It definitely goes well with game, aged cheeses but also with pasta with meat-rich sauces, such as pappardelle with wild boar ragout.
Rating
88/100
Sommelier
Massimo Sommelier
Value for money
Good

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