Enjoyable plum and blackberry notes with more serious bouquets such as leather, fruit macerated in alcohol and enticing musk on the finish.
Generous palate with sculpted tannins, mature and rich in nuances, especially on the finish reminiscent of bitter roots and berries as well as rhubarb candy.
Full tasting Notes
A complex wine divided between tactile fruitiness and sensations of absinthe.
The fermentation extends for almost 2 weeks in temperature-controlled steel vats at 28°C with racking and punchdown. Additional skin maceration continues for another 10 days.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the oldest wines in the world. On listing various Tuscan wines in joyful verses, the poet Francesco Redi wrote “Montepulciano, of all wines, is king”. Even Voltaire mentioned Montepulciano wine in his “Candide”. The adjective “Nobile” is derived from the wine’s personality and sums up the Ruffino style.
>=70% Sangiovese + other Montepulciano grape varieties (Ampelographic Base - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Production Guidelines Art.2).
18 months in barrels of varied capacity. A short spell in steel is followed by months of bottle refinement.
Did you know?
The word 'Lodola' comes from the Italian word for 'lark'. For centuries, these songbirds have migrated to Montepulciano where this wine is made.
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