Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Dei
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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Dei - 2019

Item # 48224 1.5L

From vines planted at a higher elevation giving a brisk freshness to this bold red wine. Fermented with native yeasts and then aged in large oak casks for a year and a half before bottling. The Dei family produced their first wines from their estate in the heart of the historic appellation of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in 1985. Since 1991 it has been run by Caterina Dei.

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Glossary

Prugnolo

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...

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Canaiolo

Also called Canaiolo Nero, this black grape is cultivated in Italy, but not as widely as in years past. After the 19th century's phylloxera epidemic, Canaiolo vines proved difficult to graft onto healthy rootstock, so it was grown much less. Today there are still pockets of Canaiolo vineyards throughout Tuscany, and it is an allowed ingredient in Chianti - in fact, in the 18th century it was even more crucial to the character of that beloved blend than Sangiovese.

Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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