Avignonesi

"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."

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Avignonesi Rosso Montepulciano 2016
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"The 2016 Rosso di Montepulciano is delicately spicy, with intense aromas of red berry fruits and hints of linden in flower with an elegant touch of violets. The flavour is smooth, complex and long lingering, expressing a beautiful harmony between freshness, acidity and sweetness."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 29747
Bottle:$15.45
Case: $185.40
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Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The queen of the ball is the 2014 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This wine shows grace and elegance, and it pulls itself together with a profound sense of firmness and textural compactness. The quality of fruit is sweet and accessible, but the wine also reveals ethereal tones of
Item Number: 29233
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Avignonesi Rosso Montepulciano 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "An elegant red, balancing cherry, leather, tobacco and earth notes with a vibrant structure. Still firm, playing out with mineral and tobacco accents on the finish. Drink now through 2020." 7,900 cases made." –BS  "Medium ruby red in colour, the 2015 Rosso di Montepulciano is

Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"There's loads of Sangiovese character here, from the earthy, tobacco-scented beginning to the cherry, leather and earth flavors, all underlined by stiff, chalky tannins. Rustic yet soulful." Best from 2018 through 2024. 16,666 cases made.–BS

Avignonesi Rosso Montepulciano 2014
"Medium ruby red in colour, Rosso di Montepulciano 2014 is bursting with bright aromas of strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate. Notes of violets and rose petals complement the flavours of cherry, red currant and white pepper. A delicate finish of sage and thyme lingers on the tongue."~WINERY NOTES

Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2012
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"Intense aromas of fresh, red fruits and forest floor with a touch of sweet spices. The taste is medium-bodied, round and elegant with silky tannins and a long lasting finish."~WINERY NOTES

Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2011
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 “An opulent style, this features black cherry, plum, earth and spice flavors. Full and complex, offering fine balance and a lingering aftertaste of tobacco and spice.” Best from 2015 through 2024. 17,192 cases made." ~ BS  " The 2011 Vintage of the Avignonesi Vino Nobile

Avignonesi 'Grifi' Toscana Rosso 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Youthful, with exuberant black cherry, blackberry, chocolate and spice notes, this red is backed by a stiff, tannic spine. Needs time to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese."

Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 58 This round version is laced with black cherry and raspberry fruit, showing hints of cocoa and spice. Firm tannins lend support, making this well-balanced overall, with a lingering finish of warm chocolate cake. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases

Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2007 1.5L
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90WS TOP 100 2010 Rank 83"Lively and fruity, with dried berry, black cherry and spices on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a long finish. Best after 2010. 17,250 cases made."~ JS

Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot 2007
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90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The estates 2007 Cortona Merlot Desiderio is a full throttle, opulent wine laced with jammy blueberries, mint, spices and French oak. Hints of port-like sweetness linger on the finish. The Desiderio is a decidedly extroverted wine, but everything works within the context of this

Avignonesi 'Grandi Annate Rsv' Vino Nobile Montepulciano 2004
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 TOP 100 2008"Exhibits notes of chocolate-covered cherry, with raspberry jam and hints of coffee bean and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long, rich finish. An exotic and exciting Tuscan red. Best after 2010. 2,000 cases made."

Avignonesi Vino Nobile 2003
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 (Top 100 2006)"A rich, round red, with lots of jammy berry and strawberry character. Full, round and caressing. Lots going on. Needs time. Best after 2007. 16,600 cases made. –JS"

Avignonesi Vino Nobile 2008
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows lovely intensity in its dark fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and earthiness. This, too, is another feminine, graceful wine with gorgeous length and a polished, harmonious personality. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015."   "Vino Nobile is

Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot 2005
89  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 89 "The 2005 Cortona Merlot Desiderio is a plump, juicy wine loaded with sweet dark fruit, plums, chocolate and toasted oak. This supple wine possesses excellent up-front weight, but the intensity trails off a little on the mid-palate. It, too, should drink well relatively early.

Avignonesi Rosso 2001
Winery NotesIntense ruby red in colour with a bouquet reminiscent of wild fruits, spices and grass; the taste is round and harmonious.