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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (in English lit. Noble Wine of Montepulciano) is a red wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status produced in the vineyards in the town of Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy. The wine is made for the main part from the Sangiovese grape varietal (minimum 70%), blended with Canaiolo Nero (10%–20%) and small add of other local varieties such as Mammolo. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 2 years; three years if it is a riserva. The wine should not be confused with Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, a red wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.

Wines made in Montepulciano

The industry in the wine-producing town of Montepulciano produces a number of different wines:

  • Novello (produced not only in this region)
  • Rosso di Montepulciano (Red of Montepulciano)
  • Nobile di Montepulciano (Noble of Montepulciano)
  • Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva (Noble of Montepulciano Riserva)

Some wineries, in addition to wines, also produce Grappa. By Italian law, the same company cannot be both a certified winery and a certified distillery, therefore, the Grappa is produced in cooperation, but, is usually sold by the winery and bears the winery name on its label.

  1. Official site of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile:
  2. Official site of the local Wine Route Organization - Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano:

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