Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G.

Controlled, guaranteed designation of origin

This is our older label of Vino Nobile and the most representative of our work philosophy.
Since its first vintage in 1968, it has continued to represent almost half of our total production. Its composition and aging have remained largely unchanged and today we produce about 50,000 bottles yearly with this label.

Our approach to Vino Nobile remains the creation of an ideal of a wine that combines freshness, elegance, complexity and great aging potential.

Soil
Most of our vineyards in Cervognano are planted on alluvial and sandy calcareous soils with a
good percentage of silt, clay and stony structure that vary between layers according to the altitude.
The average density is around 6,500 plants per hectare.

Grapes
Vino Nobile is produced with selected grapes from vineyards at least 10 years of age that are
mainly planted on red, sandy and mineral soils to give the wine a great deal of character and aging
potential. Grapes used in the vintage are 85% Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile, with the remainder
Colorino, Canaiolo and Mammolo.

Vinification
The grapes are picked manually and transported in crates. After de-stemming and soft pressing, they are fermented in oak vats filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity. Indigenous yeast is used in the fermentation process that lasts about a week at controlled temperatures from 28 to 30
degrees. Short manual re-passing of the must and pomace is completed in the initial phase. Pulping continues, where possible, for another 5 to 8 days after fermentation.

Aging
This Nobile vintage is aged in Allier or Slavonian oak casks of capacity ranging from 5 to 35
hectoliters, where malolactic fermentation occurs. Maturation takes from 18 to 24 months. Before delivery the wine is aged in the bottle for several months

Optimal maturity
The aging potential of our Nobile is a few decades, so the optimum maturation period we
recommend varies, depending on the vintage, from the fifth to the eighth year after harvest.

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Historical’s Reviews

The features of the Vintages is taken under kind concession from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Consortium web site.

Vino Nobile 2015

Features of the Outstanding 5stelle

If 2014 will be remembered for its abundant summer rainfall and anomalous temperatures in both the summer and winter months, 2015 will be noted for the precise opposite reason, allowing for an excellent harvest  РРit was hot, dry, and very sunny read more>

Wine Reviews

Intravino – 93 points

Er Gentili 90 points

Wine News – wine review

Corriere del Vino – wine review

Wine&Food Blog – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2014

Features of the Vintage Good 3stelle

Winter 2013/2014 was particularly mild. Average maximum temperatures and, above all, average minimum temperatures for January and February were significantly higher than the average for the period. Minimum temperatures read more>

Wine Reviews

Gambero Rosso 2018 – 2 glasses

SlowWine 2018  Рwine review

Vitae (AIS) 2018 – 3 vines

Doctor Wine 2018 – 88 points

Wine Spectator Р90 points

Sommelier Toscana – 89 points

Civilt√† del Bere –¬† 90 points

The Wine Enthusiast – 91 points

James Suckling Р92 points

 Repubblica.it Рwine review

WineNews – wine review

SlowWine – wine review

Il sommelier.com – wine review

Tre Bicchieri – wine review

Intravino – wine review

‚ÄĚAcquabuona.it – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2013

Features of the Vintage Excellent  4stelle

The year began with a winter characterised by spells of rainfall that were abundant and consistent enough to replenish and guarantee excellent water read more>

Wine Reviews

Wine Enthusiast Р93 points 

OVinepair – Our Nobile is the first of the 50 Best Wines of 2016 according with vinepair.com

Antonio Galloni – 91 points

James Suckling – 91 points

Food&Wine – wine review

Gambero Rosso 2017 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 2017 – 3 stars

Slowwine 2017 – Vino Slow

the Touring Club Guide 2017 – 4 stars

Vitae (AIS) – 3 vines

Wine Spectator Р89 points 

Wein.pur – wine review

The Wine Advocate wine review

Wine Searcher.com – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2012

Features of the Vintage Outstanding 5stelle

The 2012 season began with a rather dry winter, following the tendency of the previous year in which recorded precipitation was lower than the read more>

Wine Reviews

Our 2012 Nobile on the Wine Spectator cover (October 2015)

Decanter (February 2016) – 95 points

Gambero Rosso 2016 – 2 glasses

L’Espresso 2016 – 3 bottles¬†

Veronelli 2016 – 3 stars

Slowwine 2016 – wine review

Bibenda 2016 – 4 bunches

La Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia¬†– 91 points

the Touring Club Guide 2016 – 3 stars

Vitae (AIS) – 3 vines

Walter Speller on Jancin Robinson  Р17/20

Wine Spectator Р93 points

Oinos – 93 points

Sommelier Toscana – 92 points

Gambero Rosso magazine – wine review

Wine Searcher.com – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2011

Features of the Vintage Very Good 4stelle

The year began with a fairly cold winter with low temperatures, constant rain and more or less heavy snowfall, allowing the soil to store read more>

Wine Reviews

Gambero Rosso 2015 – 2 glasses

the Espresso 2015 – 3 bottles

Vini Buoni d’Italia 2015 Р4 stars

Veronelli 2015  3 stars

Ian D’Agata on Tanzer   91 points

SlowWine 2015 – wine review

Wine entusiast – 91 points

Wine Spectator Р90 points 

Oinos – 90 points

Wine Searcher.com – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2010

Features of the Vintage Very Good 4stelle

There was heavy rainfall in the months of April and May (about 200mm) and temperatures remained low, particularly the read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2014 – 1 glass

l’Espresso 2014 Р3 bottles

Vini Buoni d’Italia 2014 Р3 stars

Veronelli 2014  Р3 stars

SlowWine 2014 – wine review

Tasted Journal – 88 points

Proef Schrift – 8/10

 Mondo 63 Р86 points

Le Revue du Vin de France – wine review

Weinzeitung – wine review

Wine Searcher.com – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2009

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

2009 began with a cold, very wet winter. During the months of January and February rainfall reached 150mm and temperatures were read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2013 – 2 glasses

the  Espresso 2013 Р2 bottles

Veronelli 2013 – 3 stars

Proef Schrift – wine review

Proef Р9/10 

Robert Parker – 91 punti

 Mondo 63 Р89 punti

Wine Spectator Р88 points 

Oinos – 90 points

Wine Searcher.com – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2008

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

The winter was not particularly cold, with slightly below average rainfall, which contributed towards slightly earlier than ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ budbreak. read more>

Wine reviews

The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) – 91 points

 Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2012 (Luca Maroni) Р86 points

Wine Spectator Р88 points 

Gilbert & Gaillard – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2007

Features of the Vintage Outstanding  5stelle

A recorded increase of 3-4¬į in the maximum temperatures of late March and April meant budbreak took place about 15 days earlier than a ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ read more>

Wine reviews

Wine & Spirits – 90 points

Gambero Rosso 2011 – 2 glasses

the Espresso 2011 – 3 bottles

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2011 (Luca Maroni) – 84 points

VIN 2011 (D’Agata & Comparini) – 91 points

Robert Parker on The Wine Advocate Р91 points 

Wine Spectator Р90 points

Wine Searcher.com – 90 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2006

Features of the Vintage Outstanding  5stelle

After four years of ups and downs caused by extreme and opposing weather conditions yielding very diverse wines, the wines read more>

Wine reviews

Schweizerische Weinzeitung – 18/20

Gambero Rosso 2010 – 2 Glasses

Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2010 (Luca Maroni) – 86 punti

Veronelli 2010 – 2 stars

Stephan Tanzer’s The International Wine cellar – 91 points

DuemilaVini AIS 2010 – 4 bunches

Wine Spectator Р89 points 

Gilbert & Gaillard – 94 points

Oinos – wine review

Le Revue du Vin de France – wine review

Svijet Ucazi – wine review

Provsmakning i Toscana – wine review

Falstaff – 89 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2005

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

“Normal” years like 2000 and 2001 are just a memory now: we have become used to “abnormal” years – excessively read more>

Wine reviews

Decanter (2008) – 4 stars

Robert Parker on The Wine Advocate – 90 points

Gambero Rosso 2009 –¬† 2 glasses

l’Espresso 2009 Р3 bottles

Veronelli 2009 – 2 stars

Vini Buoni d’Italia 2009 Р4 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2009 – 4 bunches

Wine Spectator Р84 points 

Sommelier Magazin – wine review

Case & Country Tuscany – wine review

Decanter (agosto 2008) – 4 stars

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2004

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

The fairly low temperatures and frequent rain persisted through April, May and early June 2004 until the long spring gave way read more>

Wine reviews

Robert Parker on The Wine Advocate – 91 points

Gambero Rosso 2008 – 2 glasses

Espresso 2008 – 4 bottles

Veronelli 2008 – 2 stars

Vini Buoni d’Italia 2008 Р4 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2008 – 4 bunches

the i Vini d’Italia 2008  (Luca Maroni) Р84 punti

Wine Spectator Р82 points 

Le Revue du Vin de France – wine review

Case & Country Tuscany – wine review

Falstaff – 88 points

International Wine Cellar – 88 points

Wine Searcher.com – 89 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2003

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

In the early months of 2003 the weather conditions were average for the season and the vines developed vegetation read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2007 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 2007 – 3 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2007 – 4 bunches

Espresso 2007 – 3 bottles

Wine Spectator Р88 points 

Euposia – 85 points

Case & Country Tuscany – wine review

Knack – wine review

Wein.pur – wine review

Weinwirtschaft – wine review

International Wine Cellar – 89 points

Food & Wine – wine review

Robert Parker – 90 points

Antonio Galloni – 90 points

Vinum – 16,5/20

Wine Searcher.com – 89 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2002

Features of the Vintage Mediocre 2stelle

The rain and normal average temperatures for the period in the early part of the year permitted the vines to develop vegetation normally without read more>

Wine reviews

DuemilaVini AIS 2006 – 4 bunches

Wine Spectator –¬†84 points¬†

VinVino life Unfiltered – 87 points

Vinum – 16/20

Veronelli 2006 – 2 stars

L’Espresso2006 – 1 bottiglia

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2001

Features of the Vintage Very Good 4stelle

The weather trend in the Montepulciano area and the rest of Tuscany during 2001 can only be described as bizarre – though it seems read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2005 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 2005 – 2 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2005 – 4 bunches

Espresso 2005 – 3 bottles

L’Italia dei Vini e del Gusto 2005 – wine review

Wine Spectator Р87 points 

Il Giornale – wine review

Empson”¬†(USA) – 3 stars

inVino life Unfiltered – 89 points

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Merum – wine review

Wine Searcer.com Р89 points 

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 2000

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

Spring weather patterns were characterized by normal temperatures for the period and by slightly heavier precipitations than read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2004 – 1 glass

Veronelli 2004 – 2 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2004 – 3 bunches

The Wine Advocate – 88 points

Wine Spectator Р85 points 

Oinos – 91 points

inVino life Unfiltered – 88 points

Wine & Spirits – 86 points

Il Mio Vino – 3,5 star

Merum – 4 star

Wein Gourmet – 4 bottles

Vinum – 15,5/20

Il Mio Vino – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1999

Features of the Vintage Outstanding 5stelle

Low temperatures during the winter months were followed by fairly mild weather in early spring and budbreak occurred read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2003 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 2003 – 2 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2003 – 3 bunches

l’Espresso 2003 – 14,5/20

Wine Spectator Р90 points

inVino life Unfiltered – 88 points

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Italian Wine Review – 2 stars

Reviewed by “Vinum”

The Wine Advocate – 87 points

Wine & Spirits – 93 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1998

Features of the Vintage Very Good  4stelle

A mild winter and cool early spring months caused early bud swelling with budbreak occurring more or less according to average in read more>

Wine reviews

Espresso 2002 – 14,5/20

Wine Spectator Р90 points 

Wein Gourmet  Рwine review

The winew Advocate – Awarded as “The Best of Italy 2001”

Wine Spectator – 90 points

The Wine Advocate – 90 points

The Taster of Wine – 79 points

Alles Uber Wein – 90 points

Il Consenso – wine review

L’Espresso” – 1 star¬†

Merum – wine review

The Robards Report – 87 points

Wine & Spirits – 85 points

Vinum – 16/20

Weinart – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1997

Features of the Vintage Outstanding 5stelle
In order to review the various stages in development of the Prugnolo gentile grape in 1997, it is important to bear in mind the read more>

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 2001 – 1 glass

Veronelli 2001 – 2 stars

DuemilaVini AIS 2001 – 3 bunches

Guida dei vini d’Italia 2001 (Luca Maroni) Р75 punti

the Wine Advocate (2000) – 89 points

Wine Spectator Р89 points 

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Merum – 4 stars

Gola Gioconda – wine review

Epicurean – wine review

SonntagsZeitung Рwine review 

Italian Cooking & Living – wine review

Falstaff – 89 points

Vinum – 16/20

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1996

Features of the Vintage Good 3stelle

Wine review

Gambero Rosso 2000 – 1 glass

Wine Spectator Р87 points

Wine & Spirits – 88 points

Wine Enthusiast – 87 points

The Wine Advocate – 88 points

Vinotheque – wine review

Vinaria – wine review

Lifetime – wine review

Ex Vinis – wine review

De ProefKrant – wine review

Italian Wine Review – 2 stars

Vino Veritas – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1995

Features of the Vintage Outstanding 5stelle

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 1999 – 1 glass

Guida dei vini d’Italia 1999 (Luca Maroni) Р71 points

Wine Spectator Р87 points 

Oinos – 90 points

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Il Corriere di Siena – wine review

Corriere di Arezzo – wine review

Reviewed by “Merum”

Reviewed by “Italian Wine & Spirits”

Lifetime – wine review

Cellar Notes – wine review

Merum – 3 stars

Il Bagattino – wine review

Il Corriere di Siena – wine review

Il Cittadino – wine review

Il Corriere di Sesto – wine review

Vinothèque Рwine review

Marmite – wine review

Reviewed by “L’Informatore Agrario”

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1994

Features of the Vintage Good 3stelle

Wine review

 

Gambero Rosso 1998 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 1998  Р2 stars

Guida dei vini d’Italia 1998 (Luca Maroni) Р70 points

“Wine” The International Wine Magazine – 3 stars

Wine Spectator – 86 points

Lifetime – wine reviews

A la Carte – 88 points

Civiltà del bere Рwine review

Ex Vinis – wine review

L’Araldo Poliziano – wine review

Vinotheque – wine review

Wine Spectator (Sept. 97) – 86 points

Food – wine review

Vinaria – wine review

Il Bagattino – wine review

Rivista degli scambi Italo-Svizzera – wine review

De ProefKrant – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1993

Features of the Vintage Very good 4stelle

Wine review

 

Gambero Rosso 1997 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 1997 – 2 stars

Annuario dei Vini Italiani 1997 (Luca Maroni) Р69 points

Il Corriere di Siena – wine review

Corriere di Arezzo – wine review

De ProefKrant – wine review

Il Bagattino – wine review

Il Corriere di Siena – wine review

Il Cittadino – wine review

Il Corriere di Sesto – wine review

Label – wine review

Vinothèque Рwine review

Wine & Spirits – 86 points

Ex Vinis – 3 stars

Vinum – 2 stars

 

 

Vino Nobile 1992

Features of the Vintage Mediocre 2stelle

Wine review

 

Gambero Rosso 1996 – 2 glasses

Veronelli 1996 – 86 points

Annuario dei vini Italiani 1996 (Luca Maroni) Р82 points

Gold Medal award on the‚Äô‚ÄĚItalian Wines competition‚ÄĚ

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1991

Features of the Vintage Very good 4stelle

Wine review

Gambero Rosso 1995 – 1 glass

Merum – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Alles Uber Wein – 15/20

Ex Vinis – 78 points

Vinum – 2 stars

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1990

Features of the Vintage Very good 4stelle

Wine review

Robert Parker – 86 points

Wine Spectator Р89 points 

Oinos – 91 points

The Washington Times – wine review

Reviewed by “The Washington Post – wine review

Wine Spectator – 89 points

Vinum – 3 stars

WeinWisser – wine review

Ex Vinis – 89 points

 

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1989

Features of the Vintage Good 3stelle

Wine review

Gambero Rosso 1991 – 1 glass

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1988

Features of the Vintage Outstanding5stelle

Wine reviews

Decanter 1994  Рwine review

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Merum – wine review

Epicure – wine review

Ristorazione Romana – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1987

Features of the Vintage Good 3stelle

Wine review

Vinum Magazine – wine review

Gambero Rosso 1991 – 2 glasses

Vinum – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1986

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Oinos- 87 points

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1985

Features of the Vintage Outstanding 5stelle

Wine review

Oinos – 88 points

The Wine Advocate – 90 points

Wine Journal – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1983

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1982

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Wine Spectator – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1981

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Wine Spectator Р71 points 

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1979

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Feinkost Revue – wine review

Il Vino – wine review

Vogue – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1978

Features of the Vintage Mediocre 2stelle

Wine review

Vogue – wine review

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1977

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Catalogo Bolaffi 1979 – 3 stars

 

 

 

Vino Nobile 1975

Features of the Vintage Outstanding5stelle

Wine reviews

Catalogo Bolaffi 1977 – 3 stars

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From 2014 to 2006

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From 2005 to 2002

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From 2001 to 1994

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From 1995 to 1968

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