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 ā€˜80s.

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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Historicalā€™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 VintageĀ ExcellentĀ 4stelle

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>

Wine Reviews

IntravinoĀ – 91 points

CiviltĆ  del BereĀ – 90 points

Er Gentili – 91 points

Slowine – wine review – wine review

The Wine Advocate – 92 points

The Wine Enthusiast – 92 points

James Suckling – 91 points




Nobile Riserva 2012

Features of the VintageĀ OutstandingĀ 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

Gambero Rosso 2018 – 1 glass

Slow Wine 2018 – wine review

Vitae (AIS) 2018 – 3 vines

ā€œSangiovese tra fuochi e fornelli ā€ cookbook – wine review

James Suckling – 89 points

The Wine Advocate – 91 points




Nobile Riserva 2011

Features of the VintageĀ 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

Gambero Rosso 2016 – 2 glasses

Touring Club 2016 – 4 stars

Veronelli 2016 – 3 stars

SlowWine 2016 – wine review

Vitae (AIS)Ā 2016 – 2 vines

Antonio Galloni – 92 points

James SucklingĀ  91 points

Wine – 90 points




Nobile Riserva 2010

Features of the VintageĀ 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

Gambero Rosso 2015 – 2 glasses

L’Espresso 2015 – 4 bottles

Vini Buoni dā€™Italia 2015 – 4 stars

Walter Speller on Jancis RobinsonĀ – 17,5 /20

Veronelli 2015 – 3 stars

Ian Dā€™Agata onĀ TanzerĀ  –Ā 91 points

The Wine EnthusiastĀ – 93 points

Wein.pur – wine review




Nobile Riserva 1991

Features of the VintageĀ Very good4stelle

Wine review

Gambero Rosso 1996 – 2 glasses

Annuario dei vini italiani 1995 (Luca Maroni)Ā – 87 points

I vini di Veronelli 1996Ā  –Ā 89 points

Il Resto del Carlino – wine review

Ex Vinis – 88 points

Wein Lese – wine review




Nobile Riserva 1990

Features of the VintageĀ Outstanding5stelle

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 1995 – 2 glasses

Merum – 3 stars

The Wine Advocate – 87+ points

Alles Uber Wein – 16/20 points

Robert Parker – 87+ points

Ex Vinis – 85 points




Nobile Riserva 1988

Features of the VintageĀ Outstanding5stelle

Wine reviews

Gambero Rosso 1993 – 3 glasses

Decanter – wine review

The Wine Advocate – 89 points

Il Sabato, 100 cose buone d’Italia – wine review




Nobile riserva 1986

Features of the VintageĀ Very good4stelle

Wine review

Gambero Rosso 1991 – 2 glasses




Nobile Riserva 1982

Features of the VintageĀ Very goodĀ 4stelle

Wine review

Ā 25th place in the ranking of ā€œThe italian wines competitionā€

Wine Spectator 1986 – wine review

Oinos – wine review

Gold Medal award on theā€™ā€Italian Wines competitionā€




Nobile Riserva 1981

Features of the VintageĀ Very good4stelle

Wine review

Silver Medal award on theā€™ā€Italian Wines competitionā€

Oinos – 90 points




Nobile Riserva 1979

Features of the Vintage Very good4stelle

Wine review

Wein.pur – wine review

Euposia – wine review

Guide Capital – wine review




Nobile Riserva 1978

Features of the Vintage MediocreĀ 2stelle

Wine review

Oinos – 85 points




Nobile Riserva 1975

Features of the Vintage Outstanding5stelle

Wine review

Oinos – 89 points




Nobile Riserva 1974

Features of the VintageĀ Good3stelle

Wine review

Il Mondo magazine – wine review

History of Labels

From 2013 to 2010

From 1991 to 1975

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