Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G.
A thick floor of clay topped by a thin calcareous layer characterises the Nobile’s underworld. The clay acts as a water reserve releasing just the right amount to the vineyards. This magical environment is where the tasting palette of Sangiovese comes to life. Based on the plots’ geolocation the grapes take on a nuance of their own. Our single vineyards represent the Sangiovese tasting palette with which our Nobile is made. All vinified in the same manner, they are truly different yet can come together harmonically.
La Stella, with its vital energy and spontaneity, is a wine of light and shadow that reveals all sides of our beloved Sangiovese. On the nose fruity aromas of pink grapefruit peels combine with hints of almond blossoms and tobacco. On the palate La Stella is striking for its dense and enveloping tannic texture, but at the same time with a voluminous and warm body with an aftertaste of autumn leaves and cocoa powder.
Hand-picked on the first half September.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts. Approximately 15 days of maceration on the skins.
20 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.
94 pts James Suckling
91 pts Decanter
The sediments you might find in this wine show that it is made of pure Sangiovese with minimal intervention. The deposit is due to its high content of a natural antioxidant called quercetin, which is perfectly safe. This is not a flaw, it is a characteristic of the pure Sangiovese.