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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2012

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2012


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Named for the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, the term nobile has historical roots in the original practice of reserving this wine exclusively for the aristocratic families of the area. Carpineto's Vino Nobile is produced from fruit harvested exclusively from their Montepulciano Estate. The ethereal bouquet shows elegant notes of violet and toasted oak nuances. Bold fruit flavors envelope the palate with a velvety, elegant texture and long finish, it is dry and full in style. This Riserva benefits from extensive aging in a combination of Slavonian and French oak barrels for 18-24 months, followed by 12 months in bottle.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano
Brand Carpineto
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis is dense, with black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and leather flavors, picking up mineral and spice details on the long aftertaste. Shows ample tannins, fine depth and complexity. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, May 31, 2017
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastSubtle plum, toast, underbrush and violet aromas slowly emerge in this Riserva. The firm palate offers black currant, sour cherry, dried sage and espresso, while taut, close-grained tannins leave an assertive finish. Drink 2018-2023.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2017