Riserva Grandi Annate Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
SANGIOVESE Read more
Sangiovese is known as “the king of Tuscany” and dominates central Italy’s winemaking. With its name meaning ‘blood of Jove,’ Sangiovese is grown principally in central Italy and is the dominant variety in Tuscany. It has several clonal variations such as Brunello, Sangiovese, Morellino and Nielluccio. Sangiovese is used as the main grape for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, as well as in Brunello, Chianti and Chianti Classico. The Sangiovese grape was already a well-known variety as far back as the 16th century. Recent DNA research suggests that its ancestors were the ancient Tuscan Ciliegiolo and the almost extinct Calabrian Calabrese Montenuovo varieties. Making good Sangiovese wines requires the vines to be planted at the correct density to help control crop vigour, using clones and rootstocks selected specifically for the area, and training the plants properly. We monitor the fermentation temperatures carefully so as not to burn the grapes’ delicate bouquet. Sangiovese produces rich, fruity wines with a flavour profile that includes sour cherries and plums, violets, blueberries, strawberries, orange peel and thyme.
A griffon (in Italian, grifo, with the plural being grifi, pronounced gree-fee) is the emblem of Montepulciano and a legendary creature with the body, tail, and hind legs of a lion, and the head, talons and wings of an eagle. By drawing on the lion as king of the beasts and the eagle as king..
The sun’s fierce desire to shine rips through the air and accentuates all the colors: the green of the wheat and grass, the brown earth, still wet after the abundant rains, and the blue sky, traversed by lazy clouds blown along by a light breeze.
It’s a beautiful day, one of those days..
On Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, Ashleigh Seymour, the co-winemaker at Avignonesi will lead a personalized tour of Montepulciano, Italy, and her wines at the New York Vintners Winemaker Dinner Series.
Established in the 16th century, Avignonesi is widely considered the benchmark for Vino Nobile..
We are now at the threshold of the moment I have been waiting for since I purchased Avignonesi in 2009: the launch of my first Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
This wine is the most important result of my encounter with Montepulciano and its territory and even more..
Avignonesi is pleased to announce the acquisition of 66 hectares (163 acres) of vineyards in the Montepulciano DOCG appellation from Golmat Ltd. This is the third vineyard acquisition by Virginie Saverys over the last 2 years, bringing the winery to a total of 200 hectares (494 acres) of..
Harvest: all expectations, fears and hopes are concentrated into these few, intense weeks. All the actions we take over the course of the year, the way we choose to harvest, the attention we show to the grapes, and the speed with which we work all have a major impact on the final product - our..
One week into Harvest 2012, the skies turned dark over Montepulciano and we received a generous 50-90 mm of rain. While we’re pleased that the rain brought much needed water to the roots deep below the surface of the Sangiovese vines that are still maturing, it also has caused the skin of some..