Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano

£18.50
10 in stock

Lovely berry fruit nose with violets and a hint of spice. Good weight in the mouth: rounded with a soft, lingering finish. Works with white meats as well as red, and compliments spicy dishes very well.

Founded in 1974, Avignonesi is the leading winery in the Montepulciano area of Tuscany. Its flagship wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, is appreciated by critics and winelovers worldwide. Avignonesi was purchased in 2009 by Virginie Saverys, who has brought significant changes to the winery. She has worked tirelessly to convert the entire property to organic and biodynamic viticulture, with the clear goal of crafting distinct, genuine wines that fully express the singular characteristics of the Avignonesi terroir. In 2011, Avignonesi applied for organic certification and received it in 2016.

Today, Avignonesi owns 200 hectares of vineyards spread out over the Montepulciano and Cortona appellations. All of its wines are produced with 100% estate grown grapes. Resident winemakers, Ashleigh Seymour and Matteo Giustiniani oversee production, and under Virginie’s guidance, Avignonesi has developed a production philosophy based on balance, elegance, brightness of fruit and a strong sense of place. Virginie’s appreciation for the malleability of Sangiovese has inspired her to produce a Vino Nobile that fully reveals the complexities of the appellation’s key grape. Both the Vino Nobile and Rosso are 100% Sangiovese, providing a true alternative to the more expensive neighboring Brunellos (and their Rossos), both in terms of value and style.

Type Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
Vintage 2016
Grapes Sangiovese
ABV 13.0%