Produced from grapes grown on the slopes of the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, the Nobile di Montepulciano is a DOCG red wine made with a blend of Sangiovese and other grapes, sometime only Sangiovese and it does not have anything in common with the Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, a complete different wine from provenance and grapes, it is made with Montepulciano grapes grown in Abruzzo.
The Nobile di Montepulciano received the DOCG status in 1980 and according to the regulation, must be aged for a minimum of two years before being bottled, with at least one year in barrels. The Nobile di Montepulciano is little known outside Italy and represents a valid alternative offering better value for money than more famous Tuscan wines, starting from the Brunello di Montalcino.
The Nobile di Montepulciano has a complex nose with aromas of red fruit and spices, it has a lively acidity and because of that, it pairs very well with spicy Asian cuisine.
In the same town and from the same grapes, it is produced the Rosso di Montepulciano, the younger version of the Nobile, that only requires one year of ageing.