Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2010 [3.0L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 93,

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2010 [3.0L MAGNUM]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 93, #26 Top 100 of 2015]


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Rank #26 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2015

Notes from the Winemaker:

This exceptional red wine derives its name from the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, located in the province of Siena. The term "Nobile" seems to originate from the fact that in the past its production was reserved exclusively for the aristocratic, noble families of the town.

Color: brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet.
Bouquet: ethereal, extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood.
Flavor: dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.

Food Pairing: aged cheeses and game, especially wild boar.

Grapes: From vineyards planted to a minimum of 70% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and a maximum of 30% of Canaiolo and other authorized grape varietals.

Vinification: maceration of the skins with the must for 10-15 days at 25-30°C (77-86°F). The frequent pump-overs are accomplished using special pumps designed to move solid parts (skins and seeds) very gently.

Aging: aged two years in large 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels. The caves, that maintain a naturally constant temperature of 13°C (55°F) year round, are excavated into a hillside made of tufo stone (a volcanic rock) located just outside the town of Montepulciano.

Finishing: after bottling the wine is aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least 12 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality, Carpineto has chosen to age this wine one year longer than the 3 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva wine.

Alcohol: 13,5% by volume.

Ratings & Reviews

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93 Points & Rank #26, Top 100 Wines of 2015 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Enticing aromas of sweet cherry, leather, spice and underbrush stay focused on the palate as this harmonious red unfolds. The hint of oak on the finish suggests this still has time to evolve. Offers a mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2024. 11,600 cases made." - BS (Oct 15, 2015)