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Avignonesi Toskana Prugnolo Gentile Sangiovese Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Vino Nobile is garnet red in colour; its bouquet is delicate and intense, with a slight scent of violet; the taste is dry with a hint of tannic. Serving suggestions: This important wine is ideal with roast and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

Avignonesi Wineries:
Avignonesi consists of four wine-producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda. In total they comprise 225 hectares of open ground, 109 ha of vineyards and 3 ha of olive groves. Fattoria "Le Capezzine" (altitude m 300) Only a few kilometres from Montepulciano, close to the village of Valiano, stands the old farm estate Le Capezzine. It is the heart of the co... Read more
Avignonesi consists of four wine-producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda. In total they comprise 225 hectares of open ground, 109 ha of vineyards and 3 ha of olive groves. Fattoria "Le Capezzine" (altitude m 300) Only a few kilometres from Montepulciano, close to the village of Valiano, stands the old farm estate Le Capezzine. It is the heart of the company and it has been impeccably restored. It contains spacious cellars for vinification, cellars for ageing and storing, the vinsantaia, the frantoio (the olive oil mill), warehouses and offices. The estate comprises 19 hectares, of which 7 hectares of vineyards divided as follows: 6 (Prugnolo Gentile) of albarello vines in the "settonce" pattern; 1 dedicated to density experimentation ranging from 2,000 to 8,500 vines per hectare with six different rootstocks; finally 0,4 hectares are dedicated to growing ancient varieties indigenous to Montepulciano and the surrounding area. Estate "I Poggetti" (altitude m 290) This estate is composed of two farms, all located within the boundary of Montepulciano, on the Argiano hills, where Avignonesi’s Vino Nobile has always been produced. The total land area is 68 hectares, 30 of which are used to cultivate Prugnolo Gentile, Mammolo and Canaiolo. Two hectares are planted with the Correggiolo variety of olives which are used to produce the green and aromatic extravirgin olive oil typical of Montepulciano. Estate "La Selva" (altitude m 300) La Selva is situated at Cignano, on the hills of the Chiuso di Cortona and consists of 4 farms - La Selva, Val di Capraia, Paggino and Pian dell’Oca, four superior locations dedicated to the cultivation of classical vine varieties. It covers a total area of 96 hectares, 51 of which are vineyards and 1 olive groves. Here are grown the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. Estate "La Lombarda" (altitude m 300) This is a 42-hectare farm located close to Le Capezzine and within the uncontaminated countryside of the Chiuso della Valdichiana hills. The soil here is particularly well suited to vine growing. At the moment there are 20 hectares of new vineyards at high density, dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Nero and Merlot. Read less

Member Reviews for Avignonesi Toskana Prugnolo Gentile Sangiovese Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
09/06/2010

Nose of cherry, flowers and spice. The palate is much bigger and more dry than the aromas let on. Exotic and ripe. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 9/4/10


Snooth User: mattg722
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4.50 5
11/10/2010

Nice big Italian wine for the money.


External Reviews for Avignonesi Toskana Prugnolo Gentile Sangiovese Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/31/2013

Ein langlebiger Wein mit feiner Struktur und Finessen. Am Anfang weich und elegant, im Abgang kräftig und gehaltvoll.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/16/2013

Dark red with a pale rim. Youthful, concentrated aromas of red cherry, blueberry, tar and dried herbs. Dark fruit and musky herbal tones play well off each other, leaving a sweet, creamy impression. Finishes moderately long, with a tarry nuance and a trace of heat. Bigger and spicier but not really that much better than the 2008 Rosso, which shows brighter, juicier fruit flavors.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/02/2013

Rubin, mit granatfarbenen Akzenten. Sangiovese-typische Nase nach Erdbeeren, Backpflaumen und Zwetschgen, gepaart mit sanften Röstaromen nach Schokolade und Crème brûlée, etwas Wildleder auch. Mit viel Eleganz bezaubert der rassige Gaumen, Preiselbeeren und Dörrpflaumen, auch etwas Zimtwürze, insgesamt wohlstrukturiert und mit gut eingebundenen Tanninen versehen, langes Finale, das Potenzial aufzeigt.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/16/2013

The 2007 Vino Noblie di Montepulcino is very pretty in this vintage. Soft and caressing throughout, the wine offers up red cherries, flowers and spices, all of which come together in the exotic, ripe style of the vintage. Avignonesi’s Vino Nobile can be inconsistent, but in 2007 it shows a gorgeous juiciness to the fruit that is impossible to resist. Anticipated maturity: 2010–2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/16/2013

Lively and fruity, with dried berry, black cherry and spices on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a long finish. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Plenty of fruit and character, with aromas of plums, berries and a hint of mole. Medium-bodied, with firm, well-integrated tannins and a berry, cherry and chocolate aftertaste. Delicious. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

A rich, round red, with lots of jammy berry and strawberry character. Full, round and caressing. Lots going on. Needs time. Best after 2007.


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Vino Nobile is garnet red in colour; its bouquet is delicate and intense, with a slight scent of violet; the taste is dry with a hint of tannic. Serving suggestions: This important wine is ideal with roast and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

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