Marchesi Antinori, La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Italy, 2017 through Merchant of Wine.

Marchesi Antinori, La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Italy, 2017

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Overview of the Wine
The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.

Located few kilometers from Montepulciano, where southeastern Tuscany borders Umbria and Lazio, La Braccesca Estate is immersed in a pristine environment greatly loved and admired by travelers from all over the world. Montepulciano is the land of renowned "Vino Nobile", a wine appreciated already centuries ago by the Medici family. In the early 1990s, the Marchesi Antinori brought their experience, respect for tradition and capacity for innovation to this land of history and culture.

One of La Braccesca's strengths is the harmony between the past and the future, reached through a strong knowledge of winemaking and a infinite passion for quality. These qualities represent the mission statement of a young dynamic winery in one of the most prestigious winemaking areas of Italy.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a blend of traditional Sangiovese with a small percentage of Merlot from the best sub-zones of the DOCG appellation. Vino Nobile has a distinctive, balanced and elegant character.

Grape / Blend
Sangiovese

Origin
Italy

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
An intense ruby red in color, the wine offers fruity aromas with violet and vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is ripe, supple and balanced with tannins supported by a vein of acidity that brings out flavors of blackberry and cherry. The wine is persistent and mineral on the finish and aftertaste.

92 Points - James Suckling
A 2017 Vino Nobile that shows tension and focus with blackberry, blueberry and hazelnut undertones. It’s full-bodied with lovely, fine and chewy tannins and a delicious finish. Drink now or hold.
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers an easy and classic rendition from a warm vintage. The bouquet shows wild berry aromas with rose, tilled earth and some toasted almond. This Vino Nobile spreads evenly over the palate with mid-weight intensity, good freshness and plenty of fruit purity to power a long and silky finish.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of red berry, blue flower and spice lead the nose. Savory and linear, the taut palate offers ripe plum, blackberry and star anise before finishing on a note of grilled sage. Drink through 2025.

90 Points - Wine Spectator
A rich version, this red displays cherry, black currant, iron and tobacco notes, with a hint of wild herb flavor. This is balanced, with a smoky cast to the lingering aftertaste. Fine length. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2028.  

Product size: 750ml

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