James Suckling 92
"A solid red with currant, chocolate and berry character. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a slightly austere finish. Needs time to soften. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2022."
100 Estate and Biodynamically grown grapes.
An energetic style of red wine, with a ruby red color and a bouquet marked by gorgeous aromas of bing cherry, crushed violets and cola. The seamless palate exudes more cherry fruit, along with savory notes of thyme and pepper that slowly taper on the long finish. Medium bodied and fruit-driven, this elegant IGT wine shows a freshness and lift that defies the typical examples of the "house wine" genre. Pair with rich roasted meats or hard cheeses.
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"The winery is named after the Avignonesi family, the founders of the original estate.
Constant research and development aimed at expressing the true character of the Montepulciano terroir has, over time, earned the winery a well-deserved place among the flagship producers of Tuscany.
In 2009, Avignonesi was acquired by Virginie Saverys who has since introduced organic and biodynamic farming methods to craft distinct, genuine wines with an even stronger character, and has acquired additional vineyards and a state-of-the-art winemaking facility in the Montepulciano appellation.
We believe that the life force of the earth and the uniqueness of our terroir are at the heart of our brand. Avignonesi is reborn from the soil of our vineyards with each vintage in wines that mirror the subtle flavours of the site and the special traits of each year. Our wines express the richness and beauty of the Montepulciano territory. We respect the heritage of Montepulciano, where Sangiovese wines have been produced for centuries, and we wish to contribute to its future by being the finest representative of its heritage that we can be.
We respect the innate character of each wine and seek to follow its natural evolutionary path from the soil to the cellar and - finally - to the bottle."