James Suckling 90
"Very ripe with a slight prune edge to the cherry and plum aromas. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now."~JS
"Vivid ruby red color. Intense and fine bouquet on the nose with notes of wild black cherry, violet and a slight vanilla undertone. On the palate, it is well-balanced and elegant with a slight initial tannic note. Ideal with appetizers, first course dishes with meat sauces, stuffed pasta or casserole dishes and grilled red meats."~Winery Notes
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Acquired in 1978 by Saiagricola, the Fattoria del Cerro estate was already an established part of the Montepulciano winemaking community and under the Baiocchi family, who founded the estate in 1922. This long-standing tradition allowed Fattoria del Cerro to play a major role in the renaissance this area experienced with the creation of the DOCG appellations in 1980. Fattoria del Cerro emerged from this transitional period as one of the foremost producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Today, the estate is comprised of 1,485 acres of land. In addition to olive groves, wooded areas and fields, there are 230 acres of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vineyards, 90 acres of Rosso di Montepulciano vineyards, 50 acres of Chianti Colli Senesi vineyards and 52 acres of other varietal vineyards. The state-of-the-art winery produces 850,000 bottles of wine every year.