Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2015
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 30625
Wine Spectator 93
"This is all about complex, ripe plum and blackberry flavors, woodsy funk and supple tannins, with flashes of leather, mineral and camphor. More linear on the finish, where earth, mineral and tobacco notes reign. Drink now through 2033.”
Vinous Media 93
"The 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is fabulous. Bold and rich in its expression of fruit - this is 2015 after all, the Nobile retains a gorgeous sense of translucence and detail for such a naturally intense wine. Sage, tobacco and menthol notes add nuance, but the Nobile is a wine to drink and enjoy for its sheer deliciousness. I loved it.-- Antonio Galloni"
Wine Advocate 92
"The 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Madonna della Querce represents Caterina Dei's interpretation of the Alliance pledge to reinterpret Vino Nobile. This is a powerful and dark wine that sees 24 months in large oak cask and clocks in at 15% alcohol that leaves its mark. The bouquet offers generous tones of black cherry and dried black berry with spice, tar and wild mushroom. Only 4,000 bottles were produced."
Wine Enthusiast 92
"Soft and smooth, this polished red offers aromas of wild berry, red plum and baking spice. Reflecting the nose, the juicy palate doles out fleshy black cherry, ripe blackberry and star anise. It's already accessible, with supple tannins but will offer fine drinking for the next several years. Drink through 2023"
A blend of 90% Prugnolo Gentile and 10% Canaiolo Nero. The vineyards, ranging 15-40 years old, are planted at a South/Southwest exposure in the Bossona and Martiena Crus. Fermentation occurs naturally and lasts for 18-22 days. The wine is then aged in large oak casks for 18-24 months and cellared in the bottle for an additional six months before release.
The Dei family produced their first wines from their estate in the heart of the historic appellation of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in 1985. Now run by Caterina Dei, the estate has become one of the leaders in the region, producing lush, perfumed, fruit-driven wines that are exquisite expressions of the local Prugnolo clone of Sangiovese, blended with small amounts of Canaiolo, Mammolo, and Merlot.
The vineyards, on the slopes below the picturesque town of Montepulciano, extend over 52 hectares and are divided mainly between the crus of Martiena and Bossona. The Vino Nobile Riserva Bossona, which comes entirely from the best positions in that Cru, is considered one of the best expressions of the Montepulciano terroir. All it takes is a taste of these wines to know that they are the epitome of quality for the region.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
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