2018 Villa Sant'Anna Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
TOP - The Oenologist of Villa Sant'Anna has been repeatedly proclaimed as one of the best in Italy and with good reason. Already after uncorking you can smell the Tuscan hills. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is often confused with Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. What is the difference? The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano comes from the Tuscan town of Montepulciano and is made from the Sangiovese grape, locally called Prugnolo Gentile. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is made in Abruzzo and Marken from the grape of the same name, montepulciano. Pope Paul III already drank Vino Nobile in the 16th Century, because according to his cellar master it was the perfect wine. It is not for nothing that the wine is nicknamed 'Pope's drink' in the local dialect. Montepulciano, like Chianti, is made mainly from Sangiovese, but is a bit fuller and has more alcohol.
Very nice specimens come from the region and the wines of Villa Sant'Anna are undoubtedly among the best. Here winemaker Roberto Ferrini rules in the cellar, an experienced craftsman who belongs to the select group of the best winemakers in Italy. Above ground, 3 women lead the ancient domain, namely Simona Ruggeri Fabroni and her two daughters. They are very proud of this Vino Nobile, made from Sangiovese, supplemented with some local varieties Mammolo, Canaiolo, Colorino and international star Merlot. At Villa Sant'Anna they keep up with the times, so no more large wooden barrels. Officially, Vino Nobile only needs to mature for one year in wood, but Roberto Ferrini allows the wine to mature for two years in smaller French oak barrels and then another year in the bottle in the cool cellars of the villa. This patience is reflected in your glass. No strong tannins as is often the case with young Vino Nobile, but rather a smooth wine full of black fruit, herbs and some vanilla. And.... look at the alcohol percentage - just around 13% and not like the (too) many alcohol bombs. This is so beautiful!! Excellent with cheeses or a piece of fried meat.
Fermentation in barrels at a temperature of 30°C with a soaking period of 20 days. Aging in small and medium oak wine barrels at controlled temperature for 2 years, in the bottle for another 1 year in a cold cellar. Black currants, spices, tobacco and a subtle hint of earth come into their own in this attractive wine from Villa Sant' Anna. A very nice example of a beautiful elegant Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, from the beautiful, but very small wine region.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will send this automatically when ordering this wine.
This amazing winery, run by women, is located on the hills around the Italian town of Montepulciano, known for its excellent wines. Montepulciano, as most wine lovers will know, is located in beautiful Tuscany, Italy's most famous wine region. And when you say Tuscany, you naturally think of wine!
The Villa Sant'Anna winery, located there, has been owned by the Simona Ruggeri Fabroni family for about 200 years. For many years, Simona has been committed to maintaining the old, passionate family tradition of producing wines of excellent quality. She now does this with the help and encouragement of her daughters Anna and Margherita. This 'ladies team' works tirelessly and full of passion & dedication to make this already beautiful winery even more successful. In the last 15 years, winery Villa Sant Anna in Montepulciano has also set the trend by focusing only on quality. This means that the plant density has been seriously reduced, that only the best oak barriques are used, the grapes are selected manually and the wines are given time to mature. In addition, at Villa Sant'Anna they have the great advantage of their ancient underground cellars where all wines can age at natural ideal temperature and humidity. Villa Sant'Anna's oenologist has been repeatedly voted one of the best in Italy, and for good reason. Immediately after uncorking you can smell the Tuscan hills.
The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is often confused with Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. What is the difference? The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano comes from the Tuscan town of Montepulciano and is made from the Sangiovese grape, locally called Prugnolo Gentile. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is made in Abruzzo and Marken from the Montepulciano grape of the same name. Pope Paul III already drank Vino Nobile in the 16th century, because according to his cellar master it was the perfect wine. It is not for nothing that the wine is nicknamed 'Pope's drink' in the local dialect. Montepulciano, like Chianti, is made mainly from Sangiovese, but is a bit fuller and has more alcohol. Very nice specimens come from Tuscany, and the wines of Villa Sant'Anna are undoubtedly among the best. In the cellar, winemaker Roberto Ferrini is lord and master. He is an experienced craftsman who belongs to the select group of the best winemakers in Italy. However, above ground, the 3 women (Simona Ruggeri Fabroni and her 2 daughters Anna and Margherita) hold sway in the ancient domain. Their 4 (red) wines are the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, the extremely enjoyable Rosso di Montepulciano and very refined Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Only in the very best years, with a careful and very strict selection of the best grapes destined for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, is the cult wine Vino Nobile Poldo Riserva made.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Vino Nobile di Montepulciano|
|Winery||Villa Sant Anna|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|