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Sanguineto Vino Nobile Montepulciano

The Vino Nobile from Poderi Sanguineto is one of the last traditional wines made in the town of Montepulciano. Dora Forsoni learned how to make wine from her father staring in 1968 and has not changed her methods since then.  Her vineyards are planted not only to Sangiovese, which has come into vogue for Vino Nobile in emulation of the more famous wines of Brunello di Montalcino, but also include 20-30% Mammolo and Canaiolo. This combination lends the wine extra fragrance and helps to soften the more angular nature of Sangiovese.  Dora has always farmed organically, fermented her wines in concrete with the Vino Nobile spending two years in large casks before bottling. This is utterly charming wine full of bright red fruit and fresh violets on the nose. The palate is supple with silky tannins and buoyant acidity that lift its juicy texture. This is a fuller bodied, crowd-pleasing wine that works well with pizza and pasta nights, but is also fun with grilled meats or richer foods.  It is compelling enough to drink on its own but will certainly age extremely well. Simply put, a Vino Nobile like no other.