VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Only tradition and knowledge can allow us to face the future: VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO “LE CAGGIOLE” is reborn. An important work that led to the awareness of the very high quality yield of the “Le Caggiole” vineyard that, after being studied, cared for, and re-planted, has allowed the production of a great, elegant and refined Sangiovese.
|Classification:||Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – DOCG|
|Frist production year:||2015 – (previous production start 1988)/em>|
|N. bottles produced on average:||around 6.500|
|Vineyard area:||14 ha (only partly in production)|
|Type of land:||tuffaceous rock of marine origin with a percentage of clay less than 15%|
|Plant density||5.000 plants per hectare|
|Harvest method:||manual in crates with a secondary selection also by hand|
|Vinification:||fermentation and maceration in truncated conical, stainless steel vats for a period of 18 to 22 days|
|Aging:||16-18 months in tonneaux of 500/600 liters of French oak|
|Aging potential:||over 20 years|
The studied selection of the rootstocks and clones of Sangiovese, the plantings, and the type of soil and environment give the wine a refined and soft feel with appealing sapidity and delicate tannins on the palate.
The 14 hectares of the Le Caggiole vineyard are located at an altitude of 350 m above sea level, on the road from Montepulciano to Gracciano. Although not far from the Asinone vineyard, its microclimate and geological profile are completely different. The exposure of the vines is east, the terrain is decidedly sandy, of marine origin.