Overview of the Wine
The estate, which bears the name of a noble family from Montepulciano, was taken over in 2009 by the Belgian Virginie Saverys. In a decade, under her leadership, Avignonesi has become the largest regenerative wine estate in Italy. Out of respect for workers, consumers and the environment, Virginie Saverys has banned highly toxic synthetic biocides - alas too widespread in the wine world - which poison populations, soils, air and water. Concurrently, the cellar has forbidden the use of yeasts, dyes, enzymes, tannins and other industrial biochemical adjuvants. Finally, Avignonesi is vigorously pursuing an energy transition policy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions drastically.
Convinced that there are no great wines without good grapes, Virginie focused her efforts on rehabilitating viticulture while giving the cellar a more supervisory role than interventionist.
Beyond giving back his rights to nature, Avignonesi also fosters the authenticity of its products. Virginie Saverys and her team have developed a modern style of wine refreshing, fruit-driven where elegance prevails. In short, wines that are a pleasure to drink.
The Avignonesi owns about 444 acres of vineyards fully certified organic and biodynamic. All wines are vegan and are made exclusively with grapes cultivated on the estate.
Grape / Blend
Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The Rosso di Montepulciano 2018 has a ruby red colour highlighted by purple reflections. In the nose it opens with caresses of strawberry, raspberry and black currant that dance together with aromas of sweet spices such as cinnamon. On the palate it is pleasant and fresh, supported by a good acidity. Ready to drink, it has a light and soft tannic structure accompanied by generous aftertaste notes typical of Sangiovese.
92 Points - James Suckling
A beautiful Rosso di Montepulciano with fresh cherry, orange-peel and floral character. It’s medium-bodied with fine, delicate tannins and a citrusy undertone at the finish. 100% sangiovese. From organically grown grapes.
Product size: 750ml