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Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017 Wine Review

Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017

Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:93/100

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2020-2027

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Salcheto

Agent: Buyers and Cellars Wine and Spirits

More Vintages: 2012  2011  2008 

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Alana L rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Salcheto D.O.C.G. 2017 (100% Sangiovese) – Salcheto (for the story, Salco means willow tree – present on the wine’s label - in ancient Tuscan and Salcheto is the name of the nearby stream that winds through a willow-filled valley) is organic, biodynamic and committed to environmental sustainability with a focus on making terroir and sangiovese oriented wines with winemaking that is sulfite-free, using indigenous yeasts and an ‘off-grid’ cellar that is considered an environmental model. The wine itself has a deepness that translates from the nose to the palate. Velvety, smooth, present tannins, with fruit (plum, dark cherries), floral (lilac and violet), cedar, tea, smoke and balsamic vinegar on the nose. On the palate it has lovely pristine notes of fruit but also vanilla, cinnamon, herbs and black olives. Full-bodied, rich, balanced and complex it’s a super versatile wine that would pair beautifully with a tapas-style dinner or light game meats. 94 points (WE), 90 points (WS, WA & Decanter) and 3 Glasses (Gambero Rosso). Beautiful!

Tasted as part of this week’s virtual Vino Nobile di Montepulciano tasting, showcasing the 2016 and 2017 vintages, organized by the Italian Trade Commission and Consorzio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and hosted by Lauren Power.

Not to be confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (often budget-friendly reds made with Montepulciano grapes in the Abruzzo region), Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are premium (DOC, DOCG) Sangiovese-based red wines named after the town Montepulciano in Tuscany.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a long, and storied, wine history closely associated with Italian nobility (it was only available on their tables) and became a controlled designation of origin (DOC) in 1966 and Italy’s first DOCG wine in 1980. These prized Tuscan wines owe their quality not only to the winemaker’s expertise, but also to the geological features of the vineyards (1,300 hectares are registered for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) situated between 250 and 600 meters above sea level. Vino Nobile wines must be made up of a required minimum 70% Sangiovese (called ‘Prugnolo Gentile’ in Montepulciano) and a maximum of 30% of other varieties authorized for the Tuscany Region. By law both vinification and ageing must take place in the municipal area of Montepulciano and must be aged for two years (three for Riserva) before being sold.

2017 is considered a 5 star year and was characterized by extreme hot and dry weather conditions that impacted vine growth and vineyard production and translated to a drastic reduction in yields (the lowest recorded in the last 70 years) resulting in wines that are intense in colour, concentrated, with darker notes and that are well-balanced in alcohol and acidy, complex and with significant tannins. An extreme year resulting in small yields of good and excellent quality wines.

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