La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2018


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A lifted, vibrant aroma of vanilla and ripe fruit, with firm structure and good length, showing the extra richness of Vino Nobile over Chianti, as well as degree of warm spice and mineral complexity.

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Antinori first bought land on the Tenuta Braccesca estate in 1990, situated in southeast Tuscany, between the towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. The former is known for the Sangiovese that ripens into rich Vino Nobile, while the latter is home to Italy’s best Syrah.

The Braccesca vineyards cover 256 hectares: 154 between Cortona and Montepulciano, 280-300 metres above sea level, with a clay-silt soil; and 102 hectares in the classic heartland of Vino Nobile, on a stony red clay soil.

Following destemming and soft crushing, the grapes underwent maceration with fermentation that lasted for ten days. The wine was then racked into large oak casks where the malolactic fermentation took place, followed by twelve months’ ageing.

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Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grapes Prugnolo Gentile 90%, Merlot 10%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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