This week’s spotlight comes from one of Tuscany’s big DOCGs known for the Sangiovese Grape, and boasts an impressive 93 point score from Wine Enthusiast for just over $30! TreRose’s 2012 vintage of Santa Caterina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is full of bright aromatics of luxardo cherry, tart currant, blackberry, orange peel, and fresh rosemary. There is an unmistakable softness and elegance to this wine that is characteristic to Sangiovese from this region alone, and is one of the reasons we can’t get enough!
Not to be confused with the Montepulciano grape varietal, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano refers to wine made from Sangiovese (known locally as Prugnolo Gentile) grapes grown around the ancient hillside town of Montepulciano. This particular offering from TreRose is 100% Sangiovese, and comes from a unique terroir of silt, sand, and salty clay of marine origin. Combine this with a hillside that forms a natural amphitheatre and oak aging for a minimum of 2 years, and you have found yourself a special bottle. While Chianti and Brunello may get a lot of attention for Tuscan wines, this Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers incredible value, and is not to be overlooked! TreRose’s dedication to their distinct terroir and attention to vinification techniques are clearly evident in this high quality wine.
Come try this wine for yourself at our Free Tasting on Friday, December 15th from 5pm-8pm! You can try it side-by-side with some other big name Italian wines, and see for yourself how good it really is! Take advantage of this week’s special pricing, and take enough home to last trough the Holidays!