Avignonesi, 'El Grasso' DOCG Vino Nobile di MontepulcianoRegular price €50.00
Bright and fruity Sangiovese with herbal, redcurrant freshness and a fine structure leading to a long finish shaped by almost two years in large Slavonian oak casks.
This is one of four wines from specific vineyards, bottled by Avignonesi to reflect the particular characteristics of each piece of land as it influences the Sangiovese grape.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, awarded DOCG status in 1980, is made in the hills surrounding the Tuscan town of Montepulciano. It is surrounded by the large Chianti subzone of Chianti Colli Senesi.
Regulations dictate that the vineyards must sit on the hills (250m-600m) around the town and that the grape to be used (at least 60-80% of the final blend) is Prugnolo Gentile (the local name for Sangiovese Grosso, the strain of Sangiovese used in Tuscan superstar-wine Brunello). The balance is made up of a combination of Canaiolo, Mammolo, Malvasia and some international varieties.
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Appellation||Vino Nobile di Montepulciano|