Contucci Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Mulinvecchio”

Contucci Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Mulinvecchio”

2010

95

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PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Italy

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

VARIETY

Prugnolo Gentile

AGE OF VINES

25-50 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Sandy/volcanic soil

ALTITUDE

1100 ft.

FERMENTATION

Inox with selected yeast

AGING

30 months in 2000L oak

DESCRIPTION

Mulinvecchio is a single vineyard, 2 acres of a sandy/volcanic soil which creates a more elegant wine. Both wines are made from 80% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese in Montepulciano), 10% Canaiolo Nero and 10% Colorino and show 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.  Only 6,000 bottles produced.

2010

95

Wine Enthusiast