Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva “Costa Grande” 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.

From a single vineyard located next to the winery’s historic “Nocio” vineyard. Made from pure Sangiovese grapes grown in sand, clay and red soil with northeastern exposure. The vineyard was planted in 2000. The grapes lead to highly elegant wines with a good tannin profile, balance and persistence. Fermentation takes place in oak vats and lasts fifteen to eighteen days. The wine then ages twelve months in tonneaux (5 hl), twelve months in oak casks (25 hl) and six months in concrete tanks.

Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2018 | Wine Enthusiast93
  • 2017 | James Suckling93
  • 2017 | Decanter94
  • 2016 | Vinous92
  • 2016 | Wine Advocate94
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:

5-8 days

Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

Oak casks

Container size:

5 - 25 hectoliters

Type of oak:

French (Allier)

Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

A few months


Natural cork



Vineyard name:

Vigna Grande

Vineyard location:

Montepulciano, Tuscany

Soil composition:

Calcareous with clay and a small amount of sandy red soil

Vine training:

Double Guyot


320 meters

Vine density:

6,000-6,500 plants per hectare





Age of vines:

20 years old

Time of harvest:


Total yearly production (in bottles):