Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013

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Founded in 1922, the Fattoria del Cerro estate is a leading producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The area of Montepulciano stands at a high elevation in the southern part of the Chiana Valley in the province of Siena in Tuscany. An ancient legend has it that Montepulciano was founded at the orders of the Etruscan King Porsenna. From its earliest origins, Montepulciano was linked with wine, as is indicated by a red-figure cylix (wine goblet) that was made in the Chiusi area. The soils of the del Cerro estate are of Pliocene origin, mostly clay with stones and shells. Made of 90% Prugnolo Gentile (also known as Sangiovese), 5% Colorino and 5% Mammolo that spent 18 months in 70% large Slavonian casks and 30% in smaller French oak barrique, this has medium-full-bodied flavors with red and black fruits, sweet notes of tobacco and minerals on the finish. This is hearty but smooth, especially with food.

Wine Advocate reports: 'Consulting oenologist Riccardo Cotarella is now the man in charge at Fattoria del Cerro and all of the SAI Agricola properties, which includes La Poderina in Montalcino. The quality of the fruit of the entry-level wines suggests the raw materials are first-rate.'
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Montepulciano
Brand Fattoria del Cerro
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VinousThe 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers good intensity while retaining a mid-weight sense of structure. Sweet black cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice and rose petal notes are pushed forward. Some of the wine’s initial intensity tapers off on the finish, but that is a relatively small critique for a wine that delivers so much pleasure. Hints of smoke, spice, dried herbs and leather add attractive savory undertones to the dark, muscular finish. I would give the 2013 6-12 months to soften a bit further.

Antonio Galloni