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Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2009

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Winery Vecchia Cantina

Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2009

Wine Spectator 92 Pts

Grape varieties: Sangiovese and Canaiolo 

Production area: Montepulciano (SI)

Yield per hectare: 80 quintals of grapes, the equivalent of 56 hectolitres of wine

Altitude of vineyards: 250/450 m above sea level

Soil type: autochthonous, medium texture

Training system: Guyot and spurred cordon

Plant density: 2500/4500 vinestocks per hectare

Vinification: separation of grapes from stalks and pressing; fermentation at controlled temperature followed by maceration, 10-12 days in total

Fermentation vats: stainless steel vats

Fermentation temperature: 26-28 C

Maturation: 2 years in large 35-85 hl Slavonian durmast barrels and refinement in bottle for at least 6 months

Aging capacity: 4-6 years

Colour: vivid ruby red with pleasant violet hues

Bouquet: fresh and wide, persistent in the fruity notes. With age it releases scents of spices typical of this species of vine

Taste: good freshness and tannin-acid balance, fruity notes of red berry fruits and jam as suggested by the bouquet. Good structure and savouriness

Service temperature: it is best to decant the wine and serve it at a temperature of 16-18 C or 61-64 F.

Food pairing: any kind of roasted meat including game, and stewed meat. Good with medium-aged cheese

Container: 750 ml bottle