The Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG by Tenuta La Braccesca shines intensely ruby red in the glass, on the nose opens a bouquet with fragrances reminiscent of leather and tobacco, together with aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. On the palate, this beautiful Vino Nobile Riserva Cru presents itself tastefully, captivating with sweet, flattering and velvety tannins, good structure and round, harmonious body. The finish is long lasting and sustainable.
Vinification of the Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG of La Braccesca
The Sangiovese grapes for this elegant red wine grow in the 15-hectare Santa Pia vineyard, one of the most prestigious locations for the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Sangiovese clones have been carefully selected over the years with the aim of creating a cru that best expresses the character and terroir.The
Snagiovese grapes from the Santa Pia vineyard are rigorously harvested by hand around mid-October. After destemming and gentle pressing of the grapes, the must is filled into stainless steel tanks, where the alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in order to optimally preserve the grape variety typical aromas of the Sangiovese. After maceration on the peels for 20 days, the wine is transferred to 500 l Tonneaux for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing for 12 months. After bottling, the wine matures for another 20 months in the bottle before being sold.
This Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Vigneto Santa Pia is a very nice example of complexity, intensity, nobility, elegance balance and harmony. It has a storage potential of at least 15 years.
Food pairings for La Braccesca Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG
Enjoy this elegant Vino Nobile Riserva with sophisticated preparations with red and dark meat, braised and grilled, mature cheeses or simply solo.
Awards for the Vigneto Santa Pia Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG by La Braccesca
- Wine Spectator: 90 points for 2012, 92 points for 2013
- Vinum: 16 points for 2012, 16.5 points for 2013
- Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses for 2012, 1 glass for 2013
- Decanter: 91 points for 2012 Wine
- Enthusiast: 90 points for 2012
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Gift for customers , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||large wood|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Riserva , DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Maturation:||Tonneau 900 l , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||32|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , melt-in-the-mouth , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , Warm Climate Winegrowing Region , classic , elegant|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien|