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Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012

Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012

Sku: 000527

This round version is laced with black cherry and raspberry fruit, showing hints of cocoa and spice. Firm tannins lend support, making this well-balanced overall, with a lingering finish of warm chocolate cake. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases imported. –BS

Tasting notes
Characteristics: Vino Nobile is garnet red in colour; its bouquet is delicate and intense, with a slight scent of violet; the taste is dry with a hint of tannic.

2008: 90 Points - Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows lovely intensity in its dark fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and earthiness. This, too, is another feminine, graceful wine with gorgeous length and a polished, harmonious personality. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. "

2008: 90 Points - Ian d'Agata, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby-red. Much darker aromas than those of the Rosso di Montepulciano: black cherry, dark plum, coffee and loam. Also shows more herb and tobacco notes in the mouth, to go with chunky, ripe dark berry and plum flavors. The long finish features chewy tannins and an earthy note of aromatic herbs. This is not my preferred style of sangiovese wine, as the perfume and red fruit character of the variety is overcome by darker fruit and earth tones. Still, this is a very well-made, supple wine. "

Technical notes
-Grapes: 85% Prugnolo Gentile (Local Clone of Sangiovese), 10% Canaiolo Neroi, 5% Mammolino
-Ageing: In oak barrels for 18 months.
-Aging in bottles: 9 months
-Alcohol content: 13% vol

Food pairing
Serving Suggestions: This important wine is ideal with roast and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

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