Bindella – Tenuta Vallocaia Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano – 2018
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Long Aging Potential
Sangiovese, Canaiolo nero, Colorino del vardano, Mammolo
711 in stock
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (a DOCG – Italy’s highest designation), comes from the Tuscan hilltop village of Montepulciano. It is not made from the montepulciano grape, but rather sangiovese (and host of supporting players).
Vino Nobile is the war horse of Tuscany. Consumed too young it can feel a bit raw, or “chewy.” This bottle from Tenuta Vallocaia had 22 months in large oak barrels to mellow, then another two years in bottle to mature. The result is exactly what you hope a Montepulciano will be, with a nose of wild flowers and berry-laden thickets, and a balanced, if tightly structured, feel on the palate. But there’s still a lot more road left on this 2018 (with multiple 90+ point scores). You might notice a hint of balsamic in there; expect it to “pop” after a few more years in the cellar. Drink now… or maybe wait till 2024 or 2044.