La Braccesca - Vino nobile di Montepulciano - Red
Vino nobile di Montepulciano from Braccesca is a red wine made from Sangiovese grapes (or rather Prugnolo Gentile as the variant is called in Montepulciano) and by Merlot. The grapes are fermented with the aim of preserving aromas hints of fresh fruit. After about ten days of maceration, the wine is put on large oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation is carried out. The finalized wine is then stored for about twelve months on oak barrels. After bottling in the spring, the wine may be stored for another 12 months before it is released for sale.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Tuscany
- Grape variety : Prugnolo Gentile, Merlot
- Classification : DOCG Vino nobile di Montepulciano
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2014
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : 7-9 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Tenuta La Braccesca is located a few kilometers from Montepulciano, in southeastern Tuscany. The vineyard is surrounded by a magnificent area that has seen different eras pass by; First the Etruscans, then the Romans, the Middle Ages and, not least, the Renaissance. The vineyard englobes 420 hectares of land located on the border with Umbria in two different but closely-connected areas. Montepulciano with the classical and prestigious "Nobile" area and then Cortona, which made its name on the international markets mainly with international grape varieties such as Syrah. These two different styles of wine represent La Braccesca very well today with respect for tradition, the balance between old and new, as well as passion for quality. The owner of La Braccesca is no less than famous Antinori, whose name was already mentioned in 1385 in Italian wine archives. Today, the company is led by the 26th descending generation; Albiera Antinori supported by her 2 sisters, Allegra and Alessia. Tradition, passion and intuition are the slogans that the family uses to describe their philosophy in winemaking.
An intense ruby red color. The fragrance is fruity with elements of vanilla and violet. The palate is smooth and harmonious with easily recognizable hints of blackberries and black currants as well as well-integrated spicy tones. The final gives a long lasting aftertaste. An elegant red wine to serve for a festive meal based on red meat and stored cheeses.