Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
The De Ferrari family focuses on creating balanced wines that reflect the unique terroir of this small Tuscan growing zone. The first vintage was in 1968 and has been a flagship wine ever since. A classic example of the excellence that comes from Montepulciano and especially the De Ferrari family.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2018 | Wine Enthusiast90
- 2018 | Decanter92
- 2017 | Vinous91
- 2016 | Wine & Spirits93
- 2015 | Wine Spectator94
- 2015 | James Suckling91
- 2013 | Wine Advocate91
- 2011 | International Wine Cellar91
85% Sangiovese and 15% Canaiolo, Colorino, Mammolo
Type of yeast:
28-31 °C (82.4-87.8 °F
Length of maceration:
Type of oak:
French (Allier and Troncais)
Aging before bottling:
alluvial, rich in iron, lime and clay with skeleton grain and rocks
300 meters (984 feet)
6,500-7,000 plants per hectare
75 quintals per hectare
Age of vines:
10-25 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Deep ruby red with garnet hues; lovely nose of dried herbs, leather, earthiness, vanilla, violets, iris and strawberry, flavorful fruit on the palate made supple and appealing by the silky tannins and black cherry finish.
Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).
Rich dishes, grilled, roast or braised red meat, game and aged cheeses.
Alc. 13.5% by vol.; total acidity 5.6.
Maurizio Castelli and Mary Ferrara