I just FLIPPED for this wine. A beautiful Brunello-ish wine with another level of complexity and uber-charming citrus oils and tea notes ---- just GREAT stuff. Perfect for this weather too!!

Dear Oenophile,

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano completes the trinity of three notable DOCGs: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

About 60 km east of Chianti and north of Montalcino, as one moves east toward the town of Montepulciano, the landscape morphs; dramatic vertiginous valleys near Siena and Chianti give way to broad, gently rolling hillside vineyards in Caggiole; the Sangiovese of Chianti gives way to the distinctive Prugnolo Gentile clone (a local variant of Sangiovese) of Montepulciano.

Il Macchione has 7 hectares of chalk and clay soils, and from my tasting, knows exactly what to do with it. At this excellent price (the BEST in the country), I would not hesitate to grab a 6-pack and drink it over the next year - wonderful, gentle, flavorful wine that tastes like the ancient soils it comes from. I particularly love the citrusy, oolong tea note here, with the feminine, flavorful, red berry fruit. BEAUTIFUL STUFF!

2009 IL MACCHIONE VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO  $31.95!!


$35 AND UP ELSEWHERE --- JUST $192 A 6-PACK!!

ST90: "Lively aromas of strawberry, raspberry, licorice and blood oranthe bright flavors of raspberry, balsamic, herbs and mint. Lively long finish. This lovely Vino Nobile has sneaky concentration."

ARRIVES ONE WEEK!


Stefan Blicker at BPW

 

Il Macchione Vino Nobile di Montepulciano -- 2009

 

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ST90

(2004 shown)

A killer wine! $192 a case!!

More Info


$31.95

 

More than 60 In Transit

Quick Add to Cart

Add to Wish List