Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [WS 92] [VM 91]

Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2020
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [WS 92] [VM 91]

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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% Sangiovese 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:

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Nuanced minerality chiselled to the ripe red berries, blood orange zest, savory plums and cherries. Medium to full body on the palate with a bone-dry, transparent middle and a tight, mineral coating of tannins. Fruity but pithy and precise, too. A joy to taste and drink already, but can hold well in the next five to eight years, if not more." (September 2023)

92  Points - Wine Spectator:
"Pure, this red boasts aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, iron, leather and tobacco. Rich yet firmly structured, displaying refined tannins and lively acidity. Offers fine overall balance and length. Drink now through 2030. 4,100 cases made, 50 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson (October 2023)

91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2020 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano opens slowly in the glass as coaxing releases a bouquet of dusty rose and woodland berries lifted by a split pine note. It's fresh and vibrant for a young Boscarelli, cascading across the palate with masses of mineral-tinged red berries and savory spice. This finishes remarkably long yet with a bump of residual acidity that nicely offsets its dusty tannins. The 2020 is surprisingly approachable yet also balanced for a steady evolution." Drink 2025-2032 - Eric Guido (July 2023)