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VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO SELEZIONE "ASINONE"

Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin (DOCG)

After years of continual experimentation, we identified the best potential for quality in the vineyards of "Asinone".The Nobile "Asinone" is the highest expression of our production and the most complete synthesis of tradition and oenological innovation. Produced from Sangiovese grapes, this wine has an unmistakable style and distinct character, but it is, nevertheless, capable of holding its own in relation to international tastes.

DATA SHEET

CLASSIFICATION: DOCG – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1983 (begun as a Reserve)
AVERAGE BOTTLE PRODUCTION: Asinone is only produced in the best years, and the number of bottles depends on the quality of the vintage. Average production is about 20,000 - 40,000 bottles. The years in which it is not bottled, Asinone is "downgraded" to basic Nobile di Montepluciano.
VARIETY: In the best years, Asinone is produced from 100% Sangiovese, otherwise we add about 10% Colorino and Merlot from the newer vineyards.
AREA OF VINEYARDS: 14 hectares (9 hectares planted in 1963 and 5 hectares planted in 1991)
ALTITUDE: 350 m.s.l.m.
EXPOSURE: South/Southwest
SOIL TYPE: Soft clay, slightly skeletal
PLANT DENSITY: 3,000 per hectare in the old part, 5,000 in the new.
HARVEST METHOD: Manual in crates
VINIFICATION: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, with milling that includes repassing the must over the grape dregs. Fermentation and maceration take 20 - 25 days.
REFINEMENT: 16 - 18 months in "barriques" of French oak.
AGEING POTENTIAL: 15 years

ASINONE

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The first Nobile di Montepulciano "Vigna Asinone Riserva" was released in 1983. The grapes of Asinone vineyard had first been bottled as a Vino Nobile in 1982.

WINES

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Our wines evoke the historic tradition of the land, but at the same time speak eloquently to the modern world. Theirs is a developing narrative: born in the early 1980's

EXPERIENCE

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A Renaissance pearl, a papal city, a center of Etruscan origin. Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona. This is the historic terrain and culture of our wine.