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.
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.
The production area is in Argiano and Ascianello, comune Montepulciano.
The soil is a mixture of clay and sand with marine pliocene sediment.
The wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva is deep garnet. The bouquet is intens with aromas of ripe plums, tobacco and spicy.
On the palate the wine is dry, warm with well balanced tannins. It is a complex wine with a long finish.
It is recommended to open the bottle of wine a few hours before drinking. The wine needs to aerate properly.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva is one of Italy’s best wines. It is a noble wine with character!
Ossobuco di Chianina al Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva recipe. Buon appetito!