Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2019 (Tuscany, Italy) - [DM 94] [JS 93] [WS 90]

Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2019
(Tuscany, Italy) - [DM 94] [JS 93] [WS 90]

Regular price $45.00 Sale price $38.97 Save $6.03

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DM94 JS93 WS90
Notes from the Winemaker:

Since its first vintage in 1968, it has continued to represent almost half of our total production. Its composition and aging have remained largely unchanged and today we produce about 50,000 bottles yearly with this label. Our approach to Vino Nobile remains the creation of an ideal of a wine that combines freshness, elegance, complexity and great aging potential.

Most of our vineyards in Cervognano are planted on alluvial and sandy limy soils with a good percentage of silt, clay and stony structure that vary between layers according to the altitude.

85% Prugnolo Gentile, 15% Canaiolo, Colorino and Mammolo.
Vino Nobile is produced with selected grapes from vineyards at least 10 years of age that are mainly planted on red, sandy and mineral soils to give the wine a great deal of character and aging potential.

The grapes are picked manually and transported in crates. After de-stemming and soft pressing, they are fermented in oak vats filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity. Indigenous yeast is used in the fermentation process that lasts about a week at controlled temperatures from 28 to 30 degrees.

Short manual re-passing of the must and pomace is completed in the initial phase. Pulping continues, where possible, for another 5 to 8 days after fermentation.

This wine is aged in Allier or Slavonian oak casks of capacity ranging from 5 to 35 hectoliters, where malolactic fermentation occurs. Maturation takes from 18 to 24 months. Before the release our Nobile ages in the bottle for several months.

Optimal maturity:
The aging potential of our Nobile is a few decades, so the optimum maturation period we recommend varies, depending on the vintage, from five-to-eight years after the harvest.

Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points - Decanter Magazine: 
"The De Ferrari family make multiple passages to pick each bunch at optimal ripeness. Grapes for the Vino Nobile came in between 30 September and 7 October. It's a plentiful, chewy, exuberant mouthful yet balanced and poised in its size. Wild forest berries harmonise with cedar and fresh earth nuances. The plump fruit is girdled by burly, ripe tannins and polished oak is in step with both. There's a smoothness without any lack of intrigue, while racy acidity adds extra crunch. The best news is that there is ample supply, as the abundant harvest allowed Boscarelli to produce its full 50,000 bottle capacity." - Michaela Morris (Mar 2022)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"An understated Vino Nobile with discreet minerals, spiced plums, cumin and tarry savoriness that needs some time to pull together and open up further. Quite nicely chewy and tight, with a full-bodied palate and a clean, mineral finish. A little demanding now, but shows potential. Try after 2024." (Jul 2022)

90  Points - Wine Spectator:
"Rich, boasting plum, cherry, sage, earth and iron flavors. Bright and persistent, with fine balance and a lingering finish that leaves a chalky sensation. Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Mammolo and Colorino. Drink now through 2030. 4,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported." - BS (Oct 2023)