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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano: introducing the new Pieve

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano: introducing the Pieve

The neighbouring Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation in southern Tuscany has delineated 12 specific subregions within the appellation: the Pieve*

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  • Pieve Cervognano
  • Pieve Cerliana
  • Pieve Caggiola
  • Pieve Sant’Albino
  • Pieve Valiano
  • Pieve Ascianello
  • Pieve San Biagio
  • Pieve Le Grazie
  • Pieve Gracciano
  • Pieve Badia
  • Pieve Argiano
  • Pieve Valardegna
* In the past the area of this part of Tuscany was divided into “Pievi”:  these were religious and civil constituencies which were represented by a rural church.  

This new Vino Nobile will have a stricter production regulation which foresees

  • Grapes grown in a single vineyard of 15 years of age at least 
  • Maximum yield of 7 tons of grapes per hectare 
  • Blend: 85% of Sangiovese minimum. Indigenous red berry Tuscan varieties can be added (Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Mammolo)
  • Maturation and ageing:: 36 months of which at least 12 months in wood and 12 months in the bottle 
  • A committee of the Consortium will evaluate the quality of the wine before it is released  on the market.
At Gracciano della Seta they are working on the production of 
Pieve Gracciano

The blend is 100% Sangiovese grown in a vineyard of 23 years of age.
This wine matures for 12 months in third use tonneaux of a capacity of 5 hectolitres.
The first vintage, 2021, will be bottled next month and will spend 18 months in the bottle before being released on the market.

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