Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2011

Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2011

$17.90

A delightful Tuscan dry red produced just outside the quintessential hill town of Montepulciano.  2011 was a warm vintage, and the heat comes through with lots of juicy red cherry fruit, some rose hip floral notes, light herbs from the wild thyme & rosemary growing in the nearby woods, and a hint of cocoa. Delicious.

Do like I do when I'm in Tuscany and pair this with a nice pasta dish, like garlicky pici all'aglione.  It's great with grilled sausages and polenta, or enjoy with Tuscan soups like ribbolita or pappa al pomodoro.

The folks at Avignonesi have a nice website if you want to learn more about their wonderful wines.

Bottle Size:  750ml

Alcohol: 14%

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Additional Information

Weight 3.0 lbs
Vintage

2011

Bottle Size

750 mL

Grape Varietal

Sangiovese Grosso (Prugnolo Gentile 96%), Canaiolo (4%)

Alcohol

14%

Region

Toscana

Bottles Produced

100,000

Servings per Bottle

4-6 glasses

Serving Temperature

60-68 degrees F

When to Drink

Drink now through 2016

Aging

5 months in oak, with 50% aged in barriques and 50% in large oak casks

Notes

I really like this easy-to-drink Sangiovese from Avignonesi, with many of the characteristics of a Vino Nobile but at an easy price. Ripe red cherry, fennel, wild thyme and cocoa come through. Tasty.