Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Note: A new “Pieve” level above Riserva has been proposed for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. If approved in 2021, as is likely, the first Vino Nobile Pieve wines would not be available on the market until early 2024. Read more here

Region: Toscana



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

Vineyard Area: 852 ha / 2,104 acres (2018)

Production: 45,500 hl / 505,600 cases (2018)

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 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:


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