Contucci Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Pietra Rossa”

Contucci Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Pietra Rossa”

2010

93

Wine Enthusiast

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Italy

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

VARIETY

Prugnolo Gentile

AGE OF VINES

25-50 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Terra Rossa

ALTITUDE

990 ft.

FERMENTATION

Inox with selected yeast

AGING

24 months in Slavonian Oak

DESCRIPTION

Pietra Rossa is a single 5 acre vineyard with red clay that lends the wine a more muscular frame.  It is made from 80% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese in Montepulciano), 10% Canaiolo Nero and 10% Colorino and shows notes of stones, tobacco, smoke and dark fruits such as blackberry and cherry. Because we age in 2000 liter oak casks instead of barriques, it is the fruit that shines not the oak.  Between 8-10,000 bottles produced.

2010

93

Wine Enthusiast