Contucci Mulinvecchio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016
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Canaiolo Nero, Colorino, Sangiovese
DOCG Nobile di Montepulciano
Bistecca, local pasta of wild
This wine is produced from the best grapes of the Mulinvecchio vineyard, owned by the company, located in the Mulinvecchio area in the municipality of Montepulciano. The vineyard covers an area of about one hectare, and the grapevines are 25 years old. The soils on which the vineyard grows are of Pliocene origin (tufaceous sand), located at an altitude between 350 and 450 meters above sea level, with a southeast exposure.
The grape variety used is Sangiovese (called “Prugnolo Gentile” in Montepulciano), with small percentages of other native red grapes. The grapevines are grown using a pruning technique called “Spalliera with cordone speronato”, with a plant density of 4,500 grapevines per hectare.
The grapes are hand-picked, and after selection and destemming, they are fermented with selected yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel and cement tanks for about 18-20 days at a temperature between 26 and 28°C. At the same time, maceration on the grape skins takes place during the same period, with daily frequent remontages. After racking, the wine is placed in steel tanks or oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation takes place and where it remains for 30 months. During this period, it is racked every 6 months. After aging, the wine is decanted for another 3-4 months in steel tanks before being bottled and refined for another 8-10 months before being released to the market.
The production of this wine is about 6,000 to 8,000 bottles per year. The best vintages are 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2016. The wine is matured after 18 to 25 years after harvest, and the maturation plateau is between 4 and 15 years.
The winery has been owned by the Contucci family since the 11th century, and the company covers an area of 170 hectares, of which 22.5 hectares are planted with grapevines, 7 hectares with olive trees, and 141 hectares with farmland and forest. The agronomic and oenological aspects are directly taken care of by the owners.
One unique aspect of this wine is that it is produced from a single vineyard with sandy soil, which can contribute to its distinctive flavor profile.
Wine style: Red wine
Grapes: Canaiolo Nero, Colorino, Sangiovese
Volume: 750 ml
Appelation: DOCG Nobile di Montepulciano
Drinkable from 2020 till 2036
Serve: 18 °C
Food pairing: Bistecca, local pasta of wild
Shipment: In stock
Contucci’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano originates from a single vineyard, giving each bottle a unique and distinctive flavor. This wine boasts a rich and powerful taste profile, with notes of ripe dark berries, plums, herbs, and a hint of vanilla. It has a full body and a long finish, with velvety tannins perfectly balanced.
Looking for a wine that pairs perfectly with Montepulciano’s culinary delights? Look no further than this Vino Nobile. It’s the perfect companion for juicy Bistecca di Chianina, locally grown vegetables, and crusty bread. Or, enjoy a glass of this top wine with delicious cheeses from Pienza.
Contucci’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is not only a sensory experience, but also a tribute to the centuries-old tradition and culture of this region. With its unique flavor profile and single vineyard origin, this wine is an absolute must-have for any wine lover.
Contucci is a winery with a rich history dating back to the year 1000. In the 14th century, the Contucci family members were already one of the most prominent families in Montepulciano. The winery boasts a beautiful salon adorned with frescoes from 1702 by the famous Andrea Pozzo, and the family is represented by a coat of arms featuring an upright unicorn on a blue field, symbolizing pride and truth.
Throughout the centuries, family members have held various important positions, including Gonfalonieri, a position granted only to distinguished families and accompanied by high costs. Some family members were also active as scholars and artists, such as Giulio Contuccio, a doctor of civil and canon law at the University of Pisa and one of the founders of the Colonia Arcadica of Montepulciano.
In the 19th century, the family produced Giuseppe Contucci as one of the first “Vino Nobile” wines and constantly strived for quality and innovation in wine production. Today, the Contucci family continues this tradition by continuing to improve their wines and enjoying a reputation as excellent winemakers.
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