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Lodola Nuova Nobile

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano DOCG

Lodola Nuova Nobile

Color

Ruby with garnet highlights.

Aroma

Enjoyable plum and blackberry notes with more serious bouquets such as leather, fruit macerated in alcohol and enticing musk on the finish.

Tasting profile

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.

Food pairings

Meat dishes.

Winemaking notes

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.

The story

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.

Production area

Tuscany.

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Grape varieties

>=70% Sangiovese + other Montepulciano grape varieties (Ampelographic Base - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Production Guidelines Art.2).

Aging

18 months in barrels of varied capacity. A short spell in steel is followed by months of bottle refinement.

Serving temperature

16/18°

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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