Gracciano della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy)

Gracciano della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Color: Bright ruby red

Nose: Intense, complex, delicate, fruity with hints of cherry, morello, plum, violet and slightly spicy

Palate: Dry, with pleasantly acid notes, well integrated tannins, sapid, balanced, intense, persistent, elegant, with a fruity finish

Serving suggestions: Traditional dishes: roasts, game and mature cheeses.

Varieties: Prugnolo Gentile 90%, Merlot 10%

Wine making process:

Fermentation and maceration on the skins in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature (28° C) with local yeasts for about 20-25 days and daily pumping over

Aging: 18 months in 3,5 and 5hl French oak tonneaux (first, second and third passage) (40%) and in 25hl French and Slavonian oak casks (60%)

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2015 Vintage):
"This wine's pressed violet, dark-skinned berry and star anise aromas waft out of the glass. Mirroring the nose, the elegant, juicy palate doles out ripe black cherry, black plum and licorice notes set against fine-grained tannins. Drink 2020–2027." - Kerin O’Keefe (7/1/2018)

92 Points - Decanter (2015 Vintage):
"This historic Montepulciano property was recently passed onto the next genertion of the della Seta family, and are now pursuing organic certification. Predominantly Prugnolo Gentile, with a pinch of Canaiolo Nero and Merlot, the 2015 is a standout, exhibiting rare elegance for the vintage. It is medium-weight, with depth and complexity given by hints of spice, orange, lavender and tea. Firm, chalky tannins need some time to resolve, but will lend mid-term ageability." - M. Morris

Wine Spectator Magazine (2015 Vintage):
"This is smoky, evoking the sweet smell of burning vine cuttings. Cherry, earth and tobacco notes round out the rustic profile. Dusty tannins line the finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,500 cases made, 600 cases imported." – BS (Dec 31, 2018)