Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva D.O.C.G.
Controlled, guaranteed designation of origin
We again produced the vintage in 2010, making it almost 20 years since the reserve was last released in 1992. The reason for the break was that for the previous 26 years we gradually re-selected and replanted our historic vineyards, focusing on clone selection, different expressions of Sangiovese vines in relation to the soil and the possibility of combining the characteristics of Sangiovese grapes with other international varieties.
In 2010 we found increased complexity and structure in the grapes from the first replanting of native vines, which convinced us to repeat, with the same blend of local grapes, the Reserve of the Vino Nobile of the 1970s and ā80s.
The historic core of the Poderi Boscarelli vineyards in Cervognano is planted on calcareous soils that are alluvial and sandy with good percentages of silt, clay, minerals and stony rocky variants depending on the layer. The average density is now 6500 plants per hectare.
Our wine is produced with selected grapes from vineyards at least 20 years of age that give great
complexity and aging potential. Vino Nobile Riserva is made from 88% Sangiovese Prugnolo
Gentile grapes and 12% Colorino.
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 must and pomace is completed in the initial phase. Pulping continues, if needed, for another 5 to 8 days after fermentation.
Nobile Reserve is aged in Allier or Slavonian oak casks of capacity ranging from 5 to 25
hectoliters, where malolactic fermentation occurs. Maturation takes from 28 to 32 months. Before delivery the wine is aged in bottles for several months.
The aging potential of our Riserva is a few decades, so the optimum maturation period we
recommend varies, depending on the vintage, from 5 to 10 years after harvest.
The features of the Vintages is taken under kind concession from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Consortium web site.
Nobile Riserva 2013
The year began with a winter characterised by spells of rainfall that were abundant and consistent enough to replenish and guarantee excellent waterĀ read more>
IntravinoĀ – 91 points
Nobile Riserva 2012
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>
Nobile Riserva 2011
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>
Nobile Riserva 2010
There was heavy rainfall in the months of April and May (about 200mm) and temperatures remained low, particularly the read more>
Nobile Riserva 1991
Nobile Riserva 1990
Nobile Riserva 1988
Nobile riserva 1986
Nobile Riserva 1982
Nobile Riserva 1981
Nobile Riserva 1979
Nobile Riserva 1978
Nobile Riserva 1975
Nobile Riserva 1974