Dei Winery

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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Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2015
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Leans toward the balsamic side in a good way, sporting mint, juniper, eucalyptus and thyme flavors, along with cherry and plum notes. Beefy, ending with mouthcoating but not offensive tannins. Drink now through 2027. 9,100 cases made. –BS"  The Wine A blend of 90% Prugnolo
Item Number: 30625
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2014
90  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2014 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is bright and tonic with a zesty fruit profile. This wine shows a higher degree of inner energy and freshness that must be due to the cooler conditions of the summer growing season. It offers good depth with dark fruit nuances of plum, prune

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2013
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "Fresh and lively with blueberry and citrus character. Medium body, fine tannins and a lively finish"  Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Winner  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Loaded with energy, this polished red opens with aromas of fragrant blue flower, new leather, black plum and a

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2012
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A delicious and velvety-textured red with chili, spice, dried fruit and cedar aromas and flavors. Full body. Flavorful finish. Balanced. One of my favorite Vino Nobiles. Drink now."  Wine Spectator 90 "Violet aromas and black currant flavors make this red distinctive. Supple,

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2011
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92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2011 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Dark, sensual and totally inviting, the 2011 is laced with dark red and black stone fruit, cloves, leather and licorice. This silky, supple Vino Nobile is a great choice for drinking over the next 5-7 years,

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2010
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 WE TOP 100 2013 Cellar Selections Rank 38 "This savory wine has earthy and fruity fragrances of underbrush, spice and plum. The palate delivers a lush dark cherry flavor, accented by white pepper, cinnamon and licorice spice. With its fresh acidity and firm but elegant tannins,

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2009
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano presents gorgeous balance and refinement from the very first taste. Firm tannins provide the backdrop as the 2009 Vino Nobile opens up in the glass. Sweet dark cherries, menthol and licorice are woven together nicely in this firm, harmonious

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2008
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano opens with a blast of sweet, perfumed fruit. It reveals gorgeous vibrancy in its dark berries in a cool, inward style that will require a measure of patience. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wines length and pure, chiseled finish.