Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Note: A new “Pieve” level above Riserva was proposed for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG in 2021 but has yet to be approved. Read more here

Region: Toscana



History: Established as a DOC in 1966; became a DOCG in 1980

Vineyard Area: 1,085 ha / 2,680 acres (2019)

Production: 52,500 hl / 583,700 cases (5-year average)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • 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 600 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)

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