Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008

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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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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
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Member Reviews for Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

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Snooth User: BTKerne
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4.00 5
03/18/2012

This is one of my favorite wine's on Bar Italia's wine list, though I prefer the 2007 to the 2008. The 2008 has a nose of black cherry, roasted herbs, and smoky oak and follows with flavors of the same. Great fruit with a silky texture and nicely balanced oak. It lacks the dense black currants of the 2007 that I remember. The finish is lacking for me too. Still overall, consistently one of my favorite wines. A great food wine that I think will surprise Chianti aficionados who have never been introduced to Vino Nobile..


Snooth User: galavisjoe
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3.50 5
05/10/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/24/2011

Delikate, vielschichtige Aromen von Waldbeeren, aber auch von Kastanien und dezente Noten vom Weinausbau offenbaren sich in der Nase. Sie lassen keinerlei Zweifel am hohen Qualitätsniveau entstehen. Im Gaumen zeigen sich die für die Toskana typischen Geschmackselemente: eine tiefe, dunkle Beerenfrucht, Anklänge an Trüffel und Schokolade. Saftige Gerbstoffe leiten zu einem lange anhaltenden, strukturierten und gradlinigen Abgang über. Ein gehaltvoller, mächtiger Vino Nobile aus der Toskana von ausgezeichneter Qualität.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

Kräftiges Rubinrot. Ausgeprägter, intensiver Duft von Waldfrüchten, Kirschen und Vanille. Am Gaumen ausgewogen, vollmundig und rund mit gut integrierten Gerbstoffen, die dem Wein eine schöne Struktur verleihen. Schöner, langer Nachhall.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

Auge: Wunderbare rubinrot glänzende Robe; Nase: Würzige Aromen, reife Kirschen- und Pflaumendüfte.; Gaumen: Robuste Struktur, wuchtig trocken und doch sehr harmonisch; Finale: Lang anhaltender edler Abgang


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

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.



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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.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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