Gracciano della Seta received high ratings from James Suckling
“Savory orange, cinnamon, earthy-berry and new-leather character extends to a medium to full body with firm yet creamy tannins. Still supple, with some dark spices and cherries in the finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2023”
“Racy strawberries, cherries and plums on the nose with a splash of baking spice, tea leaf and bark. A medium-bodied Vino Nobile with creamy tannins and fresh and supple, medium acidity. From organically grown grapes. Drink now”
“A medium-bodied Rosso di Montepulciano with vibrant cherry and strawberry aromas and a floral note. Juicy, pristine palate, loaded with cherries and plums and some nice, sandblasted tannins. A little short, but clean and quite fruity. Drink now”
Gracciano della Seta, between fairytale and reality:
The Gracciano Estate is one of the oldest wineries in the Montepulciano region.
The winery covers roughly 70 hectares of which 20 are vineyards. The vines grow on the clay and silty soil of the Gracciano hills, one of the oldest and most prestigious crus of Montepulciano.
The vineyards planted on this rich and fertile soil produce some of the best Italian wines. The small medieval hamlets reflect the colours of the earth and transport us into a world of sensations, tastes, smells, culture and tradition that seems to hover between fairytale and reality.
The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the oldest and most prestigious Tuscan wines: it comes from a clone of the Sangiovese variety which in Montepulciano is called Prugnolo Gentile, because of its characteristic plum bouquet.
The special link between Sangiovese and the terroir, going back to ancient times, as well as the rich sand and clay soil, create the ideal conditions for producing full-bodied, aromatic wines with delicate tannins.
Since 1980, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a “vino a denominazione di origine controllata (DOCG)” (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin), which corresponds to the highest recognition on the Italian wine market.