What are the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines? A list with photos, description and tasting of the 20 best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri.
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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
The Nobile di Montepulciano wine is one of the best and most iconic DOCG red wines produced in Tuscany. The production area includes about 1,200 hectares belonging to the municipality of Montepulciano in the province of Siena, halfway between the Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced from a minimum of 70% Sangiovese grapes to which complementary vines such as Merlot, Cabernet, Canaiolo and Colorino can be added.
The disciplinary provides that the wine is subjected to a period of maturation of at least two years (of which at least 12 months in wood), and is put on the market starting from January 1st following the harvest. In the case of the Riserva version, the aging times reach 36 months.
Many wineries also produce selected wines to enhance the terroir of a single vineyard, a practice of which Poliziano’s ‘Asinone’ wine was a forerunner in Montepulciano, made for the first time in the 1983 vintage.
Best vintages Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Which Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to choose? It is not enough to know which are the best cellars of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano if you are not aware of the best vintages.
Discover the ranking of the best vintages of Nobile di Montepulciano from 1970 to today with the evaluation expressed in stars.
The classification of the vintages of the Nobile di Montepulciano ranges from the maximum excellence of five stars, attributed exclusively to the best vintages, up to a minimum of one star.
BEST NOBLE OF MONTEPULCIANO recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri
Which are the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines?
Discover the wines recommended by Italy’s Finest Wines with our tasting so that everyone can find the ideal wine for their tastes and needs.
You will find many of the most iconic and historic companies but also those that have stood out for their unique and original character.
To learn more, read the articles dedicated to the producers who produce Nobile di Montepulciano.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‘Le Caggiole’ 2019 – Poliziano
Clear varietal notes of red fruits counterpointed by a well-balanced and integrated woody component. The sip is long material, well balanced between the phenolic, alcoholic and acidity components.
The 2019 is certainly for balance and complexity one of the most memorable vintages of Le Caggiole wine, a wine that expresses the varietal and vertical character of Sangiovese to the maximum. Excellent aging potential.
Fully among the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines for its ability to combine power and elegance.
Nobile di Montepulciano ‘Bossona’ 2018 – Dei
It opens in a symphony of aromatic notes: cherries and potpourri of red flowers are highlighted, embellished with echoes of autumn spices and delicate boisé nuances. Elegant and round on the palate, the tannic texture is velvety, supported by a strong acid component that extends towards a savory and fruity finish. Excellent persistence.
An extraordinary interpretation of Nobile di Montepulciano that emphasizes harmony, freshness and expressiveness. Deservedly among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for the original dialectic between the juiciness of the fruit and the fresh and mineral heart.
A company among the best in Montepulciano, which pays great attention to the issues of environmental sustainability and corporate ethics.
Il Nocio 2018 – Boscarelli
It opens on ripe blackberry and cherry followed by woody notes, cocoa powder and tobacco. On the palate it is dense and voluminous, with good persistence and balance.
Il Nocio di Boscarelli is an austere and intense wine, with captivating aromas embellished with notes of French oak.
Among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for complexity and aging potential
‘Cervognano Alto’ 2019 – Le Berne
The olfactory picture opens with intense floral notes and fresh red fruits such as wild strawberry and wild raspberry followed by nuanced spicy notes and aromatic herbs that give complexity to the aromatic palette.
The sip is full and satisfying, punctuated by a vigorous but well integrated tannin. Persistent finish with spicy echoes.
With the 2019 vintage, the new single vineyard of Le Berne ‘Cervognano Alto’ is inaugurated, from which a wine is born that virtuously highlights, not the opulence, but the finesse of the varietal aromas, the freshness and the balance which can express Sangiovese.
Undoubtedly among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for harmony and authentic and artisanal character.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‘Soraldo’ 2018 – De’ Ricci
Nose played on varietal notes of violet and plum, embellished with aromas of blood orange, vanilla and graphite.
Palate developed on compact and decisive tannins, well balanced by a pleasant acidity. Persistent finish, with intense fruity returns.
Soraldo 2018 by De Ricci is a wine with a vertical character of great olfactory finesse. The varietal character of Sangiovese is clear and fragrant and embellished, but not masked, by delicate, skilfully dosed woody notes. Among the best interpretations of Nobile di Montepulciano from the 2018 vintage. for balance and aromas.
Nobile ‘Vecchie Viti’ 2018 – Salcheto
The fresh olfactory picture outlines captivating varietal notes of violets and cranberries blend with hints of lambic beer and delicate well-dosed oak notes.
In the mouth it is harmonious and vibrant, characterized by a thin tannin which is counterbalanced by a pounding acidity which gives it great freshness. Long and persistent finish.
The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vecchie of Viti di Salcheto is slender and with a whimsical but convincing character. Fully among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for its ability to combine drinkability and taste-olfactory complexity.
Banditella 2017 – Avignonesi
The nose alternates intense and fresh varietal aromas of ripe cherry, wild raspberry, roasting, cinchona and medicinal herbs.
The sip is dense, balsamic and harmonious with well-defined ripe tannins integrated synergistically with vigorous acidity that creates harmony and smoothness.
A wine to be counted among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for overall finesse, balance and fragrance. Excellent extraction and persistence.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‘Mulinvecchio’ 2018 – Contucci
Description: The nose is intense and multifaceted, characterized by nuances of red currant and blood orange followed by balsamic and spicy echoes. On the palate it is supported by a pronounced acidity which gives great balance and drinkability.
Contucci is one of the companies that has most valued Montepulciano, placing a great focus on the different expressions of the individual vineyards and the ampelographic heritage, in order to preserve the classic character of the Nobile di Montepulciano, without being seduced by exoticisms and fleeting fashions.
Contucci’s Mulinvecchio is a wine with an authentically classic and therefore modern character. An essential one for those who want to understand the expressive and traditional potential of the Nobile di Montepulciano.
Filai Lunghi 2017 – Talosa
The aromatic spectrum is interesting and incisive, in evidence black cherryand raspberry with bloody and sylvan suggestions of autumn forest and camphor.
The sip is penetrating with an exuberant acid shoulder and a vigorous tannin still slightly in the making.
An interpretation of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with a frank and sincere style whose deliberate and light asperities tell us about a wine that wants to preserve the eloquence of the terroir without compromise.
Deservedly among the best Nobile di Montepulciano.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2019 – Poderi Sanguineto
Aromatic range layered on notes of violet, fresh cherries, followed by delicate nuances of calamint and juniper berries. On the palate it is supported by a material tannic texture, assisted by an acidic line that gives depth and length to the sip. Final of excellent persistence with fruity echoes on the varietal.
The Nobile di Montepulciano by Poderi Sanguineto is a wine with an artisan character of sensational expressiveness, frankness and persistence. Undoubtedly among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for their ability to interpret the eloquence of the terroir sincerely and without compromising. A radical but not annoying stronghold that cannot be missing from the history of the Nobile di Montepulciano.
Pasiteo 2019 – Fassati
Smell initially played on notes of red berries and morello cherries embellished with hints of blood and blood orange, cocoa powder and tobacco.
In the mouth it runs galloping, the acidic vein envelops the sip towards a finish
persistent and with a fruity breath.
Impeccable expression of the territory, it is undoubtedly one of the best Nobile di Montepulciano. A wine with a clean and intriguing nose, characterized by a juicy and well-paced drink with a granular sapidity.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2018 – Tenuta di Gracciano della Seta
It opens on layered notes of ripe cherry and raspberry embellished with masterfully integrated woody nuances of sweet spices.
The sip is expansive and enveloping, very clean, fresh and excellentpersistence.
One of the best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano for recognition. It has a character of great aristocratic elegance and seduces with lysergic and multifaceted aromas to spread voluminously on the palate.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2019 – Godiolo
It opens with notes of blood orange, cherries and wild strawberries, embellished with hints of leather, licorice and cloves.
The drink is robust and flowing, the compact tannins stretch towards a broad and persistent finish.
A material and energetic wine, fully among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for its artisanal and sincere character that does not compromise.
San Claudio II 2019 – Cantina del Giusto
It opens seductively outlining a bouquet that ranges between ripe cherries, plums and blackberries, then articulating between autumnal sylvan nuances, humus, tobacco and vanilla.
The palate is silky and rich with a captivating mineral iodine trail that amplifies the fruit.
Cantina del Giusto delights us with an intriguing and multifaceted wine, to be fully counted among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for aromatic complexity and intelligibility of the fruit.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‘Messaggero’ 2015 – Montemercurio
A riot of dark red berries that fade into leather, tobacco and reminiscences of wild rain.
Smooth ripe tannins and well-balanced savory acidity, which creates balance and freshness.
A Vino Nobile di Montepulciano of strength, with sophisticated and variegated aromas of great clarity.
Among the best for expressiveness, the terroir eloquently echoes in the long balsamic finish. Excellent value for money.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‘La Croce’ 2018 – Fattoria Svetoni
It opens with tones of ripe cherry, raspberry and violet accompanied by spicy tones of black pepper, juniper berries, cocoa powder and roasting.
On the palate it is characterized by engaging, ripe and compact tannins synergistically linked to the fresh component which gives balance, harmony and enjoyment to the sip.
A wine with penetrating and austere aromas, of great finesse and structure on the palate.
Among the best Nobile di Montepulciano for the pleasant olfactory intensity, prelude to a full and voluminous sip.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2019 – Le Bertille
It opens with intense notes of ripe blackberries and sour cherries which blend with sensations of cocoa powder, aromatic herbs and resin. On the palate it is savory, with a well-defined vigorous tannin.
Excellent clean finish in which the varietal character clearly echoes.
One of the best Nobile di Montepulciano for its authentic and classic character of great substance: it seduces with clear and penetrating aromas and spreads opulently on the palate.
Simposio 2018 – Tenuta Tre Rose
On the nose it reveals itself as complex and fine, articulating between tones of ripe cherry, raspberry and violet which are flanked by spicy tones of black pepper, white chocolate and juniper berries.
On the palate it has a sensational polyphenolic outfit with engaging, ripe and compact tannins synergistically linked to the fresh component which gives balance, harmony and enjoyment to the sip.
Dense finish of sensational length in which the fruit and spices echo penetratingly. Deservedly among the best Nobile di Montepulciano.
Vallocaia Riserva 2019 – Bindella
The nose is articulated on juicy notes of black cherry, cherry jam, blackcurrant and toasted hints of bitter cocoa and coffee.
The sip is rich, dense and harmonious with ripe and smooth tannins harmonized by the pressing acidity of the Sangiovese which favors smoothness.
Long and exciting finish.
One of the best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano for persistence. The palate enchants with an enveloping telluric vigor: richness and finesse, great territorial character. Fully among the best Nobile di Montepulciano.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2018 – Lombardo
Red berries that bring to mind wild strawberries and cranberries, which are followed by pleasant notes of sweet spices, goudron and balsamic nuances.
In the mouth it is slender, characterized by a well-defined fine tannin and a marked acid blade that lengthens the sip.
One of the best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano for identity and character. An unmissable wine, vibrant and with great presence and finesse on the palate, which sensationally reconciles strength and elegance.
Food Pairing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Choosing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano food pairings that are territorial is certainly an excellent solution.
Examples of sensational food pairings with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in this case can be Pici with Chianina ragout or Pici alla Norcina with Truffle, Tagliata di Chianina, Scottiglia of wild boar with Polenta.
But for those who love cheese, try the combination of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with cold cuts and Pecorino di Pienza.
For more information, read the article dedicated to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano food pairing.
What are the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines?
What are the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which in any case is inevitably subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary.
We have simply compiled our own list of favorite interpretations according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that wine was not born as a status symbol, to be exhibited or flaunted coram populo.
But to get excited and be shared in a genuine way with the people we love, bonding to contingent situations and unrepeatable and intimate moments of our lives.
Therefore, we invite you to visit the companies and get to know the producers who produce wines in their uniqueness, so that you can independently discover and choose the wine that canbe counted among your personal favorite wines for you. If you have had the patience to read this far, I thank you for your attention, but now is the time to fill your glasses and cut off distant hopes, and therefore:
Cheers, Salute, Santé
Jean Marco Palmieri
Food pairing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Definitely choosing food combinations Vino Nobile di Montepulciano that are territorial is an excellent solution. Examples of sensational food pairings Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in this case can be Pici with Chianina Ragù or Pici alla Norcina with Truffle, Tagliata di Chianina, Boar Scottiglia with Polenta.
But for those who love cheeses, try the combination of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano with Platters of cold cuts and Pecorino di Pienza.
To learn more, read the article dedicated to food pairing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Which are the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines?
Which are the best Nobile di Montepulciano wines? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which however inevitably is subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary.
We have simply compiled a list of our favorite interpretations according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that wine is not born as a status symbol, to be exhibited or flaunted coram populo.
But to excite us and be shared in a genuine way with the people we love, binding ourselves to contingent situations and to the unrepeatable and intimate moments of our life.
Therefore, we invite you to visit wineries and get to know the producers who produce wines in their uniqueness, so that you can independently discover and choose the wine that can be counted for you among your personal favorite wines. If you have had the patience to read this far, thank you for your attention, but now is the time to fill the glasses and cut the distant hopes, and therefore:
Cheers, Salute, Santé
Jean Marco Palmieri