Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio DOCG

100% Sangiovese.  Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Il Nocio” shows fragrant notes of black cherry and red raspberry. Medium-body, well-balanced, velvety tannins, and beautiful minerality.

100% select Sangiovese from the single vineyard, Il Nocio, which was planted in 1972 and named after a very old, giant walnut tree.

“Boscarelli, now in its third generation, seeks to maintain its original spirit by dedicating every day to maximizing the unique character of Sangiovese.”


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | James Suckling96
  • 2018 | Vinous92
  • 2018 | Gambero RossoTre Bicchieri
  • 2018 | Wine Spectator93
  • 2016 | Wine Advocate93
  • 2016 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
  • 2016 | Wine Enthusiast95
  • 2011 | Wine & Spirits93
  • 2010 | International Wine Cellar94
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

oak casks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

10 days

Type of yeast:


Fermentation temperature:

28-31 °C (82.4-87.8 °F

Length of maceration:

5-10 days

Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

Oak casks

Container size:

5-10 hectoliters

Type of oak:

French (Allier) and Slavonian

Aging before bottling:

18-24 months

Aging in bottle:

3-6 months


Natural cork



Vineyard name:

Vigna del Nocio

Vineyard location:

Montepulciano, Tuscany

Soil composition:

alluvial with limestone, sand and clay, with a prevalence of sand

Vine training:

Double Guyot


280/350 meters (984 feet)

Vine density:

6,000 plants per hectare


55 quintali



Age of vines:

25-35 years old

Time of harvest:


First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Intense ruby red with garnet hues; classic nose of blueberries and plums, which evolve into iris and violet; full, lush, elegant and fruity palate with complex, layered notes of ripe fruit and a very long finish.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Ideally pairs with red meat and game, very rich, structured and important dishes.

Aging potential:

6-15 years


Alc. cont. 14.5% by vol.; total acidity 5.5.


Maurizio Castelli and Mary Ferrara