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
Grape Varieties:

85% Sangiovese and 15% Canaiolo, Colorino, Mammolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous

Fermentation temperature:

28-31 °C (82.4-87.8 °F

Length of maceration:

5-8 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak casks

Container size:

500-4,000 liters

Type of oak:

French (Allier and Troncais)

Aging before bottling:

18-24 months

Closure:

Natural cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard location:

Montepulciano, Tuscany

Soil composition:

alluvial, rich in iron, lime and clay with skeleton grain and rocks

Vine training:

Double Guyot

Altitude:

300 meters (984 feet)

Vine density:

6,500-7,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

75 quintals per hectare

Exposure:

East/northwestern

Age of vines:

10-25 years old

Time of harvest:

September/October

First vintage of this wine:

1967

Total yearly production (in bottles):

55,000

Tasting notes:

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.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).

Food pairings:

Rich dishes, grilled, roast or braised red meat, game and aged cheeses.

Aging potential:

5-9 years

Alcohol:

Alc. 13.5% by vol.; total acidity 5.6.

Winemaker:

Maurizio Castelli and Mary Ferrara