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An aromatic, elegant red wine, the 2007 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano reveals its class and impeccable upbringing from the moment it exits the bottle. Dressed in a deep garnet and ruby red robe, this stylish, yet powerful Tuscan red ingratiates with a multitude of charms. It offers an intense aroma of black cherry, flowers, and spice along with pleasing hints of mineral and earth tones – all of which intimate the ultimate depth and power this aristocratic red will wield. On the palate, the medium to full bodied 2007 Avignonesi Vino Nobile expands to reveal additional flavor and weight as well as a core of ripe tannins that will undoubtedly hold it in perfect stead for a decade or more to come. With aeration, hints of chocolate and fine Florentine leather also emerge to meld with the wine’s polished fruit and spice. Consequently, for optimal enjoyment we suggest an hour or more of exposure to air before consuming, especially in this noble red wine’s first five years of life. Enjoy!
Vino Nobile is one of Tuscany’s gastronomic treasures, and Avignonesi’s 2007 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is perhaps the region’s foremost ambassador. Its presence at table signals both good food and good taste. With this in mind we suggest pairing Avignonesi’s Vino Nobile with any number of high quality ingredients. Grilled meats top Tuscany’s list of choices with this noble red wine. Beef, lamb, quail, and squab are perennial favorites. Rotisserie chicken, basted with butter, garlic, olive oil, and rosemary, offers superb companionship to Avignonesi’s delightful Vino Nobile, too. And lamb ragout with mushrooms, red peppers, and onions, served over braised greens and oven roasted potatoes, provides another tasty treat. Traditional Tuscan bean and lentil dishes, with or without sausage or cured ham, provide additional complements. Buon Appetito!
Avignonesi is one of the oldest and most respected names in Tuscany. From the winery’s original homestead named Le Capezzine, located just a few kilometers outside of the venerable hill town of Montepulciano, Avignonesi has flourished. It now includes four wine producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva, and La Lombarda that together comprise nearly 240 acres of vines.
Each of Avignonesi’s four Tuscan farms specializes in growing different classic and indigenous grape varietals. Given Avignonesi’s ties to Montepulciano, it is not surprising that the estate’s two oldest properties, Le Capezzine and I Poggetti specialize in Tuscany’s indigenous varietals: Prugnolo Gentile (Montepulciano’s unique clone of Sangiovese), Mammolo, and Canaiolo. These three grape varieties are responsible for the region’s noble red wine, known simply as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. It is Vino Nobile that first established Avignonesi’s international reputation for quality, and Avignonesi’s “noble” red wine remains the benchmark by which other Vino Nobile’s are measured. Among connoisseurs Avignonesi is also regarded as the greatest producer of Vin Santo, the special Tuscan dessert wine that is aged for a decade or more before release. Avignonesi fashions delicious Rosso Toscana, too, a wine that combines the indigenous Prugnolo Gentile with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from La Selva.
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