Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio DOCG
The noble estate of Paola De Ferrari Corradi (founded in 1962, with its first Vino Nobile vintage release in 1967) is located on one of the areas finest crus, Cervognano, well known for its hallmark combination of elegance and power. With four decades of winemaking excellence under her belt, Paola (along with sons Luca and Niccolò) has always been about meticulous quality and respecting the terroir. This has resulted in an unbroken track record of vintage-to-vintage consistency. If anyone can pinpoint just one property that led the way to making Vino Nobile a modern classic, that property is, without a doubt, Boscarelli. 100% select Sangiovese from the single vineyard Nocio, which was planted in 1972 and named after a very old, giant walnut tree.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Enthusiast95
- 2015 | Wine Spectator95
- 2013 | Vinous92
- 2013 | Wine Advocate92
- 2013 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
- 2011 | James Suckling92
- 2011 | Wine & Spirits93
- 2010 | International Wine Cellar94
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
28-31 °C (82.4-87.8 °F
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Type of oak:
French (Allier) and Slavonian
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Vigna del Nocio
alluvial with limestone, sand and clay, with a prevalence of sand
280/350 meters (984 feet)
6,000 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
25-35 years old
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First vintage of this wine:
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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.
Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).
Ideally pairs with red meat and game, very rich, structured and important dishes.
Alc. cont. 14.5% by vol.; total acidity 5.5.
Maurizio Castelli and Mary Ferrara