Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva “Sotto Casa” 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.

Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2017 | Wine Enthusiast93
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator92
  • 2013 | James Suckling93
  • 2012 | Wine Advocate92
Grape Varieties:

80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet, Merlot

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:

2.25-30 hectoliters

Type of oak:

French (Allier)

Aging before bottling:

30 months

Aging in bottle:

6 months


Natural cork



Vineyard name:

Sotto Casa

Vineyard location:

Montepulciano, Tuscany

Soil composition:

Red clay, rich in iron and skeleton grain

Vine training:

Double Guyot


270 meters (984 feet)

Vine density:

5,500 plants per hectare


65 quintals per hectare



Age of vines:

25 years old

Time of harvest:


First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Brilliant, deep ruby red with garnet hues; complex, layered nose recalling blueberries and plums in youth, iris and violets after some time; all confirmed on the lush, full palate, which exudes elegance and fruity richness.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

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

Aging potential:

6-15 years


Alc. 14% by vol.


Maurizio Castelli and Mery Ferrara