Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G. 2017
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.
Oceano gives voice to one of the most peculiar expressions of Avignonesi’s soils: the mattaione clay, able to craft a fruity and well-structured Sangiovese. Opulent and voluptuous, Oceano impresses for its power and charisma and enchants for its great intensity. The nose stands out for its rich and complex bouquet: floral notes of violet and rose intertwine with hints of black cherry and sweet spices. On the palate Ocean overwhelms you with a wave of sweetness, where the aromas of ripe fruit integrate with the notes of undergrowth and culminate in a long and persistent finish. In such a particular year, it stands out for its docile and linear profile compared to what we are used to receiving from this vineyard.
End of August
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts. Approximately 15 days of maceration on the skins.
20 months in small oak: 500 ltr (85%) and 225 ltr (15%) barriques.
95 pts James Suckling