Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva



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 ‚Äė80s.

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.

Optimal maturity
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.

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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.

Nobile Riserva 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




Nobile Riserva 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

Awarded with one glass on the 2018 Gambero Rosso guide

Reviewed on the 2018 Slow Wine guide

Awarded with three liefs on the 2018 Vitae (AIS) guide



Nobile Riserva 2011

Features of the Vintage Very Good4stelle

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

Two glasses on the 2016 Gambero Rosso Guide

Four Stars on the 2016 Touring Club Wine Guide

3 Stars on the  2016 Veronelli Wine Guide

 Reviewed on SlowWine 2016

¬†Reviewed on “Vitae” (AIS)¬†2016

92 points by Antonio Galloni

91 points by james Suckling




Nobile Riserva 2010

Features of the Vintage Very Good4stelle

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

Wine reviews

Two glasses on the 2015 Gambero Rosso Guide

Four bottles on the 2015 Espresso Guide

Four stars on the 2015 Vini Buoni d’Italia Guide

Walter Speller on Jancis Robinson awarded 17,5 /20

Three stars on the 2015 Veronelli Guide

Ian D’Agata on Tanzer  awarded 91/100

The Wine Enthusiast awarded 93/100




Nobile Riserva 1991

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Two glasses on the 1996  Gambero Rosso Guide

Annuario dei vini italiani 1995 (Luca Maroni) awarded 87/100

I vini di Veronelli 1996  awarded 89/100




Nobile Riserva 1990

Features of the Vintage Outstanding5stelle

Wine reviews

Two glasses on the 1995  Gambero Rosso Guideo Guide




Nobile Riserva 1988

Features of the Vintage Outstanding5stelle

Wine reviews

Three glasses on the 1993 Gambero Rosso Guide

Reviewed on Decanter




Nobile riserva 1986

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Two glasses on the 1991 Gambero Rosso Guide




Nobile Riserva 1982

Features of the Vintage Very good 4stelle

Wine review

¬†25th place in the ranking of ‚ÄúThe italian wines competition‚ÄĚ

in the Top Italians wines on Wine Spectator 1986




Nobile Riserva 1981

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Silver¬†award on the‚Äô‚ÄĚItalian Wines competition‚ÄĚ




Nobile Riserva 1974

Features of the Vintage Good3stelle

Wine review

Reviewed on the¬† 1979 ‚ÄúIl Mondo‚ÄĚ magazine

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