Epic 98 Point Vintage, Vinous Media: 2016 Talosa Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of Tuscany’s most revered wines, often referred to as The King of All Wines. It was a favorite of some of the most influential popes, kings, and presidents of Italy throughout time. It’s also one of our favorite wines, and we have uncovered a six-year-old cellar aged gem that stacks up easily to $60+ Brunellos. Seriously!
One of the region’s treasures is Fattoria Della Talosa, an estate that’s a watershed in the quality of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. It’s from this well-respected estate that the 95 point 2016 Talosa Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG was crafted from grapes grown during an epic vintage. Wine-Searcher said this was "perhaps the best vintage in the modern history of its region." Vinous Media blessed it with 98 points stating that this year delivered "truly exceptional wines," and that the Riservas offer "extraordinary quality and value."
This Riserva shows both extraordinary quality and extraordinary value. WinesCritic—with its 95 point score—raves, "Wow, a Riserva that remembers in a modern way the wines of the past for its frankness and beauty in the sip." Vinous Media calls it a "sensual and opulent wine" making no secret of its importance by saying, "This is a wine and vintage to watch."
When you consider the excellent vintage that this exceptional wine comes from, this is an indisputable choice if you want to stock up on extraordinary Sangiovese from the 2016 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vintage. Enjoyable now, it will keep in the cellar for several years. Both Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator expect it to continue to shine through at least 2030.
Talosa is the life’s work of the Jacorossi family. Fifty years ago, Angelo Jacorossi took charge of the estate in the beautiful rolling hills of Montepulciano and restored its historical underground cellars. The family’s commitment to the highest quality in viticulture and viniculture set a standard for the entire region.
Today, the 3rd generation is bringing the same love, passion, and dedication to Fattoria Della Talosa. The winery continues to lead the way in the region, farming sustainably and using organic and biodynamic methods. This ensures continuing generations will be able to produce quality wine from healthy vineyards that make up much of the ridiculously beautiful estate, a setting that transports you to medieval times.