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2013 Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

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August 30, 2020 - $17

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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...black cherry, smoke, tobacco, earthiness and licorice notes give the 2013 its distinctive baritone feel. That intensity comes through in the wine deep, intense palate feel...

92Wine Enthusiast

...alluring aromas of grilled herb, saddle leather, cured meat and ripe berry in this enticing red. The palate is succulent and juicy, offering red cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and clove flavors. It's buttressed by bright acidity...refined tannins...

91The Wine Advocate

This is a well-made wine with lots of density and depth...rich in appearance... The consistency is firm... Dark cherry and blackberry aromas rose to the top with spice, tar and smoke at the back.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Montepulciano is wedged between Montalcino to the west and Chianti to the north. A hilltop town like Montalcino, Montepulciano didn’t get much notice from international wine enthusiasts until the 1980s when some of the area’s innovative producers replanted vineyards and started producing more distinctive wines. The primary red grape is the Sangiovese clone Prugnolo Gentile though Canaiolo Nero is also grown and blended. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG may be entirely Sangiovese or a blend of at least 70% Sangiovese and Canaiolo Nero, a grape that softens Sangiovese. Rosso de Montepulciano DOC is made of the same grapes but by law must be aged a minimum of only six months, compared with a minimum of two years for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. There are also Montepulciano IGT wines, which refer to wines from the area but not made according to the regulations of the other two appellations. In general, the reds of Montepulciano have softer tannins than Brunello and are less acidic than Chianti. Montepulicano is also famous for its Vine Santo, a white dessert wine.