The Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG from Tenuta La Braccesca shines intensely ruby red in the glass, on the nose the bouquet opens with notes of leather and tobacco, together with aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. On the palate this beautiful Vino Nobile Riserva Cru presents itself tasteful, captivating with sweet, smooth and velvety tannins, good structure and round, harmonious body. The finish is long and persistent.
Vinification of Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG from La Braccesca
The Sangiovese grapes for this elegant red wine grow in the 15 hectare Santa Pia vineyard, one of the most prestigious sites for the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Sangiovese clones have been carefully selected over the years with the aim of producing a cru that best expresses the character and the terroir.
The Snagiovese grapes from the Santa Pia vineyard are harvested rigorously by hand around mid-October. After destemming and soft pressing of the grapes, the must is transferred to stainless steel vats, where the alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in order to preserve the typical aromas of the Sangiovese grape variety. After maceration on the skins for 20 days, the wine is transferred to 500 litres of tonneaux for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing for 12 months. After bottling, the wine is left to mature in the bottle for 20 months before being sold.
This Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Vigneto Santa Pia is a beautiful example of complexity, intensity, noblesse, elegance, balance and harmony. It has a shelf life of at least 15 years.
Food pairings for La Braccesca Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG Vigneto Santa Pia DOCG
Enjoy this elegant Vino Nobile Riserva with sophisticated preparations with red and dark meat, braised and grilled, with mature cheeses or simply solo.
Awards for the Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG from La Braccesca
- Wine Spectator: 90 points for 2012, 92 points for 2013
- Vinum: 16 points for 2012, 16.5 points for 2013
- Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses for 2012, 1 glass for 2013
- Decanter: 91 points for 2012
- Wine Enthusiast: 90 points for 2012
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , gift for good friends , Fireplace evening , gift for customers , Christmas|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Riserva , DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Maturation:||English Tun 900 L , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||32|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melt-in-the-mouth , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , Warm Climate Winegrowing Region , classic , elegant|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0.75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14|
|Allergens and ingredients:||Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide|
|Distributor:||Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien|