Sunday, February 15, 2015

Nobile di Montepulciano-the release of a new vintage February 2015

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano have a special release event called Anteprima Nobile every year, usually in February.  
The event heralds in the new vintages of this wonderful wine along with its little brother the Rosso di Montepulciano.
Montepulciano is one of the three great towns of Southern Tuscany, the others being Pienza and Montalcino.
Winemaking has been a staple of this area for many centuries
The main Piazza of Montepulciano
The entrance to the event

It says it all....The Nobile..A passion
Producers presenting their new releases

Miriam Corporali (part of the father/daughter team of Valdipiatta) with Carolyna Bol from Italian Wine Importers

The new release 2011 Nobile from Valdipiatta and a sneak peek at the forthcoming 2012 Nobile.
In general the Nobile wines were in good shape, but I have a strong leaning to the 2012's over the 11's. The Valdipiatta is a classic case of an elegant 2011 compared to a robust and full bodied 2012. The 2012 Valdipiatta is a must wine to look out for. It will live and improve for many more years.