Seminar DescriptionNOBILE is known as one of the top wines in the world for Sangiovese. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano was Italy’s first regulated DOCG in 1980, the highest classification for Italian wine. It is also one of Tuscany’s most exclusive regions at only 3,335 acres (1350 hectares).
A Tuscan treasure, Montepulciano is Tuscany’s highest and most picturesque hill town, situated 25 miles (40km) southeast of Siena, in southeastern Tuscany. At 2,000 feet (605m) above sea level, it clings to a narrow limestone ridge surrounded by walls and fortifications with vineyards surrounding it.
Viticulture here dates back to Etruscan times [800-300 BC.]. During the 15th Century, the local wine was a favorite among the Sienese aristocracy, and in the 16th Century it was enjoyed by Pope Paul III, who spoke of the wine's exceptional qualities. Later described as “The King of All Wines” in Francesco Redi’s poem “Bacchus in Tuscany” (1685), these rich red wines based on the Sangiovese grape have similar flavor profiles to their neighbors in Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino.
Explore Nobile through a tasting and discussion with Shawn Dore, DWS, US Brand Ambassador for the Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.