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Vino Nobile

Nobile Montepulciano
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The Vino Nobile of Montepulciano is a red wine produced in Montepulciano, southern Tuscany. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese grapes (minimum 70%), Canaiolo Nero grapes (10%-20%) and other local varieties. The classic Vino Nobile aged in oak barrels for 2 years, while the riserva stays a year more.

It has a bright ruby red color and a rich texture. Sophisticated aromas of cherry and plum follow through to a full-bodied palate, with soft, round tannins and a flavorful finish.

The wine production of this area can count on a very long tradition. The vineyards of the area are documented as far back as 789 AD. In 1350 were written the first rules for Montepulciano’s wine trade.

For centuries the wine produced in this area was called Vino rosso scelto di Montepulciano. The Cantine Fanetti had promoted this wine since the end of the First World War all around the world. In 1930 the winemaker Adamo Fainetti coined the name Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Noble Wine of Montepulciano).

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In 1931 Siena hosted the first trade show of wine: the Vino Nobile had an incredible success. Many companies of the area started to switch their production from Chianti to Vino Nobile. Only 7 years after the Vino Nobile was officially born it was founded a Cantina Sociale to help promote the Montepulciano’s wine produced also by the smaller winemakers.

In 1966 the Vino Nobile gained the DOC title (Denomination of Controlled Origin) and in 1980 it was upgrade to the DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guarenteed Origin).

Today the Vino Nobile is a well known and appreciated wine all around the world.