Classic, unforced Sangiovese from one of the best estates in Montepulciano. Shows delicious tart cherry, savoury herbs and spice character. Demand food and will work well with with meaty pasta dishes, grilled steak and hard cheeses.
Sangiovese is a red grape grown throughout Italy, but perhaps achieves its greatest expression in Tuscany. It produces medium to full bodied wines with very high acidity and shows Morello cherry, savoury herb, dried tomato and spice character.
The Boscarelli story started in 1962, when Egidio Corradi decided to make his dream of creating a terroir-driven, ‘noble’ wine a reality. Giving up his career as an international broker to buy abandoned farmland in Cervognano, a stunning corner of old Etruscan Tuscany, he set to work farming his land and vineyards in traditional ways. It was his daughter, however, Paola De Ferrari, who kickstarted the Boscarelli brand, planting specialised vineyards at 3,500 plants per hectare, and adapting old stables into the estate’s first winery. The estate is now in the hands of Luca and Nicolo De Ferrari, third generation of the family.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a red wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montepulciano in Tuscany. The wine is made primarily from the Sangiovese (known locally as Prugnolo gentile) blended with Canaiolo Nero and small amounts of other local varieties such as Mammolo. The wine is aged for 2 years (at least 1 year in oak barrels) and three years if it is a riserva. Vino Nobile strikes a balance between Chianti Classico and Brunello with softer tannins than Brunello, and broader, less acidic profiles than Chianti Classico. The wines offer better value than Brunello and more consistency than Chianti. Not be confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a red wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy!
With its characteristic high acidity and robust tannins Sangiovese demands food to show at its best. Perfect with roast meats, game, meaty pasta dishes and hard cheeses. It also has an affinity with any tomato based dishes.