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.
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. On the nose, the bouquet is rich and complex: brandied cherries and Mediterranean herbs hints intertwine with citrus fruit, sandalwood and violet flower notes. In the mouth, Oceano overwhelms your palate in a wave of freshness and heat, where the ripe fruit aromas are integrated with earthy notes and culminate in a long and persistent finish.
The grapes for Oceano were picked in mid September.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts. Approximately 35 days of maceration on the skins.
22 months in oak.
95/100 James Suckling
93/100 Wine Spectator