Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Crociani 2015

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Producer
Cantina Crociani
Grape(s)
Sangiovese (80%)
Canaiolo (10%)
Mammolo (10%)
Type
Red
Style
Complex
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The gentle rolling hills of Tuscany are not only home to Italy`s culture and language, but also to the grand wine estates of Chianti to the north and the more modest yet superb estates of Montalcino and Montepulciano in the south. Sangiovese is the red grape variety that unites Tuscany`s wine producing districts in its various distinct clones. However, planting of international grape varieties, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, have given rise to the world renowned `Super Tuscan` wines.

Producer

Susanna Crociani`s 14th century cellars are situated in the heart of Tuscany in the town of Montepulciano. The vineyards, covering about 10 hectares, are on medium-textured soils well-suited to the growth of the vine and giving excellent results. They are planted with Prugnolo Gentile (80%), Canaiolo Nero (10%) and (10%) with Mammolo and white varieties.
Tasting Notes
Aged for 24 months in Slavonian oak and then a further two months in bottle this blend has a ruby red colour with orange hints. The nose is delicate and intense with a bouquet of pronounced notes of redcurrants and violets. Dry, rounded and harmonious, the palate is full of red fruit flavours of redcurrant and red cherries with spicy notes and vanilla from oak ageing. Well structured with fine grained tannins and a long mouth filling finish.
Food
Roasted red meats, poultry and game, pasta dishes with rich tomato sauces.