Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast since May 2013. Below you will find a recap of the reviews of the month with the score given by Kerin to each wine. You can find all the complete reviews in winemag.com
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Check out my latest reviews: (348 wines) Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Amarone della Valpolicella and more
Check out my latest reviews: (383 wines): Bolgheri, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Alto Adige, Collio, Orvieto, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and more
Tenuta San Guido 2015 Sassicaia (Bolgheri Sassicaia)
Tuscany $235 Cellar Selection
Ferrari NV Perlé Zero 10 Sparkling (Trento)
Northeastern Italy N/A
Jermann 2015 Vintage Tunina White (Venezia Giulia)
Northeastern Italy $70
Terlan 2015 Quartz Sauvignon (Alto Adige)
Northeastern Italy $65
Tiefenbrunner 2016 Feldmarschall Von Fenner Müller-Thurgau (Alto Adige)
Northeastern Italy $44 Cellar Selection
Contucci 2014 Mulinvecchio (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)
Tuscany $49 Cellar Selection
Selvapiana 2013 Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva (Chianti Rufina)
Tuscany $30 Cellar Selection
Terlan 2016 Winkl Sauvignon (Alto Adige)
Northeastern Italy $35
Marchesi Antinori 2016 Castello della Sala San Giovanni della Sala (Orvieto Classico)
Central Italy $25
Bucci 2015 Villa Bucci Riserva (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico)
Central Italy $68
After years of challenges Vino Nobile is finally regaining its lofty reputation.
If you haven’t tried Vino Nobile di Montepulciano lately, you’re missing out on the return of an Italian classic. While it’s still a work in progress, the last few vintages have revealed a steady rise throughout the denomination of more polished, terroir-driven wines that boast aging potential and pedigree. And the best part? With few exceptions, Vino Nobile still costs way less than most other Tuscan wines at this quality level.
As the latest releases prove, Vino Nobile estates are finding their groove. Many producers have cut back on or abandoned Cabernet and Merlot and are returning to native grapes Canaiolo, Colorino and Mammolo to blend in with Sangiovese. Still others are using exclusively Sangiovese, known locally as Prugnolo Gentile. Better Sangiovese clones and more sustainable viticulture have had a big impact on quality while producers who have stepped back from less invasive cellar techniques are generating wines with more character and elegance.
Read the article: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Reclaiming Its Throne
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