Italy is the world’s biggest wine producer in part because it produces some of the best wines in the world. One of Italy’s best wines is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. There are strict laws governing how this wine is made. The wine is aged for at least two years and aged in oak barrels or casks for at least one of those years. It must be aged three years to be a Riserva. This is a special wine and here are ten reasons why you should drink it.
The name of the wine in English is Noble Wine of Montepulciano. That name should appeal to you because nobles: Italian kings, popes and presidents have drunk it. Thomas Jefferson, the United States’ third president, was a fan of this wine, too. If this wine is good enough for world leaders, it is surely worth drinking.
Francesco Redi, a famous 17th century physician and poet, stated that Nobile was the king of all wines.
Nobile wine enjoys the designation of being a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wine in Italy. In English that means a designation of origin and guaranteed wine. This designation places high legal standards on its production.
Nobile goes great with a variety of foods, especially aged cheeses and wild boar.
The wine has plum, cherry, raspberry and floral notes. However, as Nobile ages, it develops tobacco, wood, leather and spice expressions.
Nobile has the aroma of ripe red fruit and spice.
Nobile is typically maroon-red colored and beautiful looks beautiful in a wine glass. As Nobile ages, it develops a slight brick orange tint.
It can be drunk young or aged. It tastes great both ways.
By law, Nobile can only be made at vineyards in the Montepulciano region of southern Tuscany and at least 70% of the grapes must be Sangiovese grapes.
Nobile is one of the best wines around and if you choose the right producer, your wine is worth every cent.