The Astor Wines & Spirits Glossary


A clone of the great Sangiovese grape, used to make the famed Vino Nobile di Montepulciano red wine of Tuscany. Typically blended with up to 20% other varieties (traditionally Canaiolo). These wines often posses an almost sandy soil tone. Common tasting notes include herbs, chocolate, and both fresh and dried red fruits on the palate. The aromatics of Prugnolo express a more floral side of Sangiovese; the wines tend to show impressive balance, even upon release, which allows them to be consumed young. Many of these wines, however, will continue to improve with mid-term cellaring.
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