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Nobile Montepulciano Grandiannate Avignonesi Tuscany 2003

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Has a dirty earthy nose and a pleasant deep brick red color. It isn't overpowering -- actually surprisingly light. The finish is pleasantly dry.

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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 Nobile Montepulciano Grandiannate Avignonesi Tuscany

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3.50 5
09/21/2007

Has a dirty earthy nose and a pleasant deep brick red color. It isn't overpowering -- actually surprisingly light. The finish is pleasantly dry.


Snooth User: Paul Caputo
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4.50 5
01/18/2008

balanced oak and smoke flavours compliment red cherry fruits.....good value at £12 from reputable producer


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Not as good as the 97 or 99 but a good drinker for the price


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.00 5
09/21/2007

Hot, earthy nose - very rustic. The rusticity continues in the mouth, its peaty, barnyard, with hints of straw. Fairly full bodied with a short, but powerful finish. Not for me.


Snooth User: KevinReilly
1299157
5.00 5
01/31/2009

This is one our all-time favorite wines. During dinner atOsteria via Stato in Chicago, this was recommended when we mentioned we enjoy Sangiovese wines. It was perfect with our entrees, and even now - after several dinners and cases - this is a wonderful example of a classic Sangiovese. Enjoy!


External Reviews for Nobile Montepulciano Grandiannate Avignonesi Tuscany

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2003 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 750ml


External Review
07/11/2007

This rich red wine is full of blackberries, smoky tobacco and violet. Intense with present but approachable tannins. Ideal with grilled meets or mature cheeses. This Vino Nobile is made in the area of Montepulciano located 75 miles southeast of the city of Florence. Based on the Prugnolo Gentile grape, also known outside of the area as Sangiovese.




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