96 Point Vino Nobile di Montepulciano: 2018 Barbanera Duca di Saragnano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has the nickname “King of Wines,” and Italian popes, kings, and presidents have all favored the wine that comes with the distinction of being the first Italian DOC. Anytime you pop open a bottle of Vino Nobile, you’re drinking like a king, but when you pop open a bottle of today’s 96 point wine, you’re not paying a king’s ransom to do so.

For four years in a row, Luca Maroni named Barbanera the “Best Italian Wine Producer” in the quantity-quality category. Simply put, when you open a bottle of Barbanera’s wine you’re getting outstanding value. The brand produces some of the most iconic wines in all Tuscany including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino.

Duca di Saragnano is Barbanera’s Montepulciano line, one that honors the friendship between Luigi Barbanera and one of the Duke di Saragnano's last heirs. The duke was a nobleman that stood to protect the Tuscan land and fight against the Arab army in the middle ages.

Fascinating as the history is, what will be in your glass is more fascinating. This is a classic elegant, structured, and juicy classic Vino Nobile, with aromas of violet, forest berries, spices, and tobacco scents, elegant, structured, and juicy.

2016 Whitehall Lane Leonardini Estate Cabernet Sauvignon