Il Macchione Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016

16-18°CRegion: TuscanyItaly

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
45 JD

A love for genuine things, for Mother Earth, for wine and for Tuscany brought Il Macchione to the lands of this farm. The belief in the need to strengthen the alliance between man and the environment that hosts him, inspired them to instil new life into the already rich tradition of Montepulciano’s "Noble Wine". They consider themselves to be simple custodians of these splendid places as they bring together the toils of this ancient work, with the joy of conveying pleasure and an emotional experience with their wines.

They key to understanding the quality of this delicious wine is that it comes from their own Prugnolo Gentile vines, using declassified Vino Nobile fruit. From two vineyards – one facing the paese (of Montepulciano), the other overlooking the ospedale – with an average of 15 year old vines between them. As with the rest of the property, no chemicals or herbicides are used on the vineyard, and the vinification is spontaneous, using a ‘pied de cuve’ to kick the cement tank, wild fermentation off, with 15 to 20 days on the skins, followed by 10 months in French oak barrels.

Pure Sangiovese with a sunny character which accentuates an elegant aroma.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby red color, with shades tending to garnet. The nose offers a beautiful bouquet, consisting of hints of ripe cherry and morello cherry in alcohol, followed by hints of licorice, tobacco, cinchona and mint. On the palate it is powerful and well structured, organized in the tannic texture with a long finish.

Food Pairing

Perfect with red meats, and excellent with beef fillet with cherries.

Country: Tuscany - Italy


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