Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a red wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montepulciano, Italy. The wine is made primarily from the Sangiovese grape varietal (known locally as "Prugnolo gentile") (minimum 70%), blended with Canaiolo Nero (10%–20%) and small amounts of other local varieties such as Mammolo. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 2 years; three years if it is a riserva. The wine should not be confused with Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, a red wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.

Wines made in Montepulciano

The industry in the wine-producing town of Montepulciano produces a number of different wines:
* Novello (produced not only in this specific region)
* Rosso di Montepulciano
* Nobile di Montepulciano
* Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Some wineries, in addition to wines, also produce Grappa. By Italian law, the same company cannot be both a certified winery and a certified distillery, therefore, the Grappa is produced in cooperation, but, is usually sold by the winery and bears the winery name on its label.

External References for More Information

# Official site of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile [http://www.consorziovinonobile.it]
# Official site of the local Wine Route Organization - Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano [http://www.stradavinonobile.it]


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