Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano See Toscana (historic center) map, ref #6

177747000-Vineyards in Montepulciano

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1966; became a DOCG in 1980
Vineyard Area: 1,040 ha / 2,569 acres (2014)
Production: 53,500 hl / 594,700 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Vino Nobile (Rd): Minimum 70% Sangiovese (locally Prugnolo Gentile); maximum 30% OARG; maximum 5% OAWG
  • Riserva (Vino Nobile)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 250 m (820 ft); maximum 500 m (1,970 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.5% for Vino Nobile; 13.0% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Vino Nobile, minimum 2 years, including either 12 months in barrel and 6 months in bottle or 18 months in barrel (ERD = January 1, V+3); for Riserva, minimum 3 years, including 12 months in barrel and 6 months in bottle (ERD = January 1, V+4)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011