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This vintage of Vino Nobile displays intense aromas of red fruit, Mediterranean shrubs and sweet spices, with a balsamic touch and a round, delicate, long lingering taste.

Grapes Sangiovese
Ageing 18 months in oak
Refinement in bottles minimum 7 months
Alcohol % 14%
Serving temperature 18°C
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"The 2011 Vino Nobile displays all the attractive features of a warm vintage, favouring intense, red fruit aromas and a warm, enveloping drinking experience.

We were able to harvest ripe, fragrant grapes thanks to the healthy growing environment in our vineyards, where the use of secondary crop under the vines and the distribution of biodynamic preparations have generated a loose, airy soil and strong, vigorous vines which were able to dig their roots deep into the soil to reach the lower deposits of water in the earth and reduce hydric stress.

We picked our Sangiovese between September 20th and October 5th and we were so happy with the quality potential that we decided the 2011 vintage would be perfect for reintroducing our icon Nobile
“Grandi Annate”. Look out for this wine in 2015, but for now enjoy our Vino Nobile vintage 2011 - genuine, terroir-driven Sangiovese from Montepulciano." The winemaking team


An opulent style, featuring black cherry, plum, earth and spice flavors. Full and complex, with fine balance and a lingering aftertaste of tobacco and spice. Best from 2015 through 2024.-B.S.
Wine Spectator

26 Jun 2014

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AVIGNONESI, leading winery in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano area, and ISVEA, renowned laboratory of wine analysis from Poggibonsi, Tuscany, present ground breaking new research on the aroma profile of Sangiovese. The aroma profile is a fundamental part of the sensory expression of wine. .. Read more
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28 Feb 2014


After the brilliant debut for the new Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010, produced under the leadership of Virginie Saverys, the 2011 vintage follows it its footsteps. Less than 2 months after this wine was released on the market, it receives 91 points by Wine Spectator - the same.. Read more
17 Apr 2014

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23 Nov 2013


The Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013 is number 58 on the recently published TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR 2013 from Wine Spectator. We are particularly proud of this achievement, as it is a testimony to the visionary leadership of owner Virginie Saverys who has introduced.. Read more
30 Oct 2013

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