Charakter: GRAPE VARIETALS: 90% Sangiovese, locally referred to as "Prugnolo Gentile", 10% Merlot.
VINEYARDS - Place of production: Vineyards belonging to the Lodola Nuova estate, located near the small town of Valiano. High and medium hilly land, calcareous, poor in skeleton, with clayey, limestone texture and subalchaline ph. Deep soil of medium fertility. Microclimate: Characterised by hot and dry summers which favour an ideal maturation process of the grapes. Elevated day-night temperature swings. Altitude: 290 - 320 meters above sea level Exposure: The vineyards are located on the top of the Lodola Nuova hill. This gentle slope permits a good south, south-west exposure of the grapes. Growing system: Cordon Trained Vine density: 5000/5700 wines per hectare All the vineyards are of modern conception.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING - Harvest: The "Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva" stems an accurate selection of the best grapes. The harvest started mid October and was completed with several passages in the vineyards in order to pick the grapes at the right state of maturation. The yield of grapes per hectare was 6,5 tons. Fermentation: The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature of 27/29°C for 2 weeks and was followed by a further maturation on the skins for another 15 days. Ageing: After the malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was refined in 35/60 hl French oak casks for approx. 30 months, followed by a refining period in the bottle for 6 months minimum. Alcohol content 13,5% vol.
SENSORY PROPERTIES - Colour: Deep garnet red Aroma: Ethereal, intense and very complex with a myriad of floral, fruity and spicy notes: Violet, small red and black berries, plum marmalade and cinnamon, rosemary and cloves, coffee and tobacco just to mention a few. Tasting profile: Great and noble structure. Very harmonious with a huge mass of velvety tannins. The intriguing fruity and spicy notes lead to a lingering aftertaste of ripe fruit and chocolate.
LODOLA NUOVA VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO RISERVA WAS FIRST PRODUCED IN 1999.
Allergenhinweis: Der Wein kann Sulfite enthalten