Il Convento Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016

 15,95

Ruby red to garnet red. Aromas of forest fruits, liquorice and plums. The taste is dry, powerful and warm. A wine with a strong dense of identity. Elegant tannins and a long finish.

Description

Il Convento is a line of wines from the winery Gattavecchi in Montepulciano.

Montepulciano is a medieval and renaissance hill town in southern Tuscany.

The name ‘’Il Convento’’ refers to the former monastery of the Santa Maria dei Servi church. The monastery was built in the 13th century by the ‘’Padri Serviti’’ who have lived here until the 19th century.

The Gattavecchi family bought the monastery in 1958. In the underground caves the wines rest for more than two years.

Microclimate
Moderate temperatures throughout the year create favorable microclimatic conditions. In addition, the proximity of the lakes of Montepulciano, Chiusi and Trasimeno, and Mount Amiata has a positive effect on the local climate.

Production area
Production area is in Argiano and Ascianello, comune di Montepulciano.

Soil
The soil is a mixture of clay and sand with marine pliocene sediment.

Characteristics
The wines of il Convento have a strong sense of identity. They are enjoyable, round, soft and good potential for aging. The wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is ruby red to garnet red. In the nose delicate aromas of ripe plums and red cherries. The taste is dry, powerful and warm. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a full bodied wine with elegant tannins and a long finish.

It is recommended to open the bottle of wine at least 2 hours before drinking. The wine needs to aerate properly.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is an appreciated wine throughout the world. In 1966 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano was actually the first DOC wine appear on the Italian market, and one of the first to get the DOCG status in 1980.

Additional information

Weight1.2 kg
Description

90% Sangiovese grapes "Prugnolo Gentile" and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino (1%) grapes.

Vinification 16-18 days to ferment with temperature control. The spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in December. Further aging in Slavonian wood and barrique for 2 years. This is followed by a maturation of 6 months in a bottle before release.

Wine & Food

Red meat, goulash, wild boar, game and well seasoned cheeses.

Specifications

Appellation: DOCG
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Content: 750 ml
How to serve: 18-20˚C
Alcohol content: 14%

How to keep

This wine permits a long aging over 20 years. Store in a dark and cool place, keeping the bottle in a horizontal position.

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