Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
At 300 meters in elevation, the soil at Torcalvano is rich in clay, and slightly skeletal. High vine density, low average yields and later October harvests combine to produce grapes with concentration, complexity and a mature, balanced ripeness. The wine was fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks and macerated on the skins for at least 15 days to give it a rich color. It was matured in traditional large Slavonian oak casks for 20 months and at least another 6 months in bottle before release.
Wine Spectator2017 vintage
Wine Enthusiast2017 vintage
This year's growing season was less uniform, and the grape skins were thinner and more pliable than last year's. The wines are more aromatic and deeper in color, but less structured.
Shows aromas and flavors of granite, violet and cherry, with high acidity leading to a long finish.
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
ACIDITY: 5 g/L
AGING: 12 months is Slavonian oak barrel and 3 months in bottle
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1 g/L
points of distinction
- A classic Vino Nobile, 100% Sangiovese
- Ample acidity makes Vino Nobile versatile with food.
- 20 months in Slavonian oak, 6 months in bottle
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
A pristine estate in Montepulciano, with 48 acres of vineyards for production of Vino Nobile.