Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Riserva 2011 Carpineto
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. And the with is made from the noblest grape in the region, Sangiovese. The grapes were macerated on the skins with the must for 10-15 days. The frequent pump-overs are accomplished using special pumps designed to move solid parts very gently. The wine aged two years in large Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small percentage aging in French oak barrels. Wine Spectator scored it 93 points saying "A rich, powerful style, this evokes black cherry, black currant, plum, leather and tar flavors. Balanced and ready to enjoy, with lingering accents of spice and tobacco. Drink now through 2023." The previous vintage was a Wine Spectator Top 100 selection.