About the Wine
Vino Nobile de Montepulciano has a long and intriguing story; besides being the first Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata, it was the favorite wine of some of the most influential Popes, Kings, and Presidents of Italy, it was named "The King of All Wines", by the renowned Italian poet, Francesco Redi.
Over the years, the appellation of Vino Nobile de Montepulciano became mistakenly overlooked by its Tuscan famous neighbors like Chianti and Brunello, but luckily, this appellation has recently reawakened the interest of some of the most acclaimed wine critics, recognizing it as a totally worthy competitor!
Vino Nobile de Montepulciano is a treasure to be discovered, and if you are a Sangiovese lover and keen on discovering rare and incredible wines from Italy, this is the wine to taste!
Tenuta Tre Rose is one of the oldest estates within this appellation, there are records dating from Roman times. This Tenuta is in a privileged area with soils dating back to the quaternary period, there were discovered fossils of hippopotamuses, rhinos, and mammoths! The terroir is fascinating; composed of sandy and clayey soils and a cold continental climate, which allows the Sangiovese to thrive and deliver elegant and striking wines.
Tenuta Tre Rose is composed of almost 500 acres on 5 stunning hills, and the 250 acres of vineyards are strategically placed only on the highest areas of the hills. The vineyard is managed in a natural and sustainable way.
Not only does Tenuta Tre Rose produce some of the most intriguing wines in the area, but it is also architecturally fascinating, steeped in history, and with landscapes that look like out of a Woody Allen movie.
"The Tre Rose vineyards are a modern example of how it is possible to cultivate the vine while respecting the landscape and exploiting its shape with a correct choice of planting direction."
The grape for 2016 Tenuta Tre Rose 'Santa Caterina' Vino Nobile di Montepulciano comes from one of the five hills called “Santa Caterina”, where the vineyards are exclusively planted with Sangiovese grapes. The result is impressive: A modern wine with the classic elegance that characterizes Tuscany.
Tasting Notes: 100% Sangiovese. An intense red color with purplish glints. On the nose, there is a real explosion of red fruit, reminiscent of cherries in alcohol, redcurrants, blackberries, myrtle-leaved orange, and myrtle. In the mouth this wine is immediately soft and sweet, then moves on to a long, light, and elegant finish. Pair this wine with grilled meat or game, lamb, aged cheeses, and pasta with truffles.
“Fragrant and refined, this elegant red offers enticing scents of woodland berry, pressed rose, violet, and culinary spice. The polished focused palate delivers ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, star anise, and clove set against precise fine-grained tannins. Drink 2020–2030” ~93 Wine Enthusiast.
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