A collective of investors from Zurich took over the Montepulciano winery Azienda Agricola Canneto in 1987. The estate comprises 48 hectares, 30 of which are under vine, with 16 being reserved for the production of Vino Nobile.
They embarked upon a programme of modernisation, building a new cellar, buying machinery and equipment, taking care of and renewing the vineyards and olive trees.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is ranked a DOCG appellation, located to the south of of Chianti in the provence of Sienna. It is very much in the classic Chianti style but with a touch more body generally.
A blend of Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 5%, Cabernet 5% vines with an average age of 20 years from a 16Ha vineyard area specific to the Nobile cuvee.
The grapes are de-stemmed, soft pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature with the addition of selected yeasts. The maceration lasts 16 days. Ageing takes place in 5 hl French barrels for 12 months, followed by at least 6 months of bottle ageing.
Intense nose of dried cherry, prune, earth and underbush. The palette delivers up concentrated blackcurrant, cherry with notes of licorice, tobacco and spices. Structured, fresh and well balanced with long finish.
Pair with red meat, grills, stews and game, pecorino cheese.