Antico Colle Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva D.O.C.G.

The ‘Antico Colle” Vino Rosso di Mon­tepulciano is made with a mixture of San­ giovese and Merlot grapes.
The vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva “IL Saggio”, it’s made by 100% Prugnolo Gentile grapes (typical Montepulciano Sangiovese clone), selected and coming from “IL Saggio” selected vineyard. The harvest takes place only and exclusively at the optimum condition of the fruit. The alcoholic fermentation takes place into controlled temp. Stainless steel, the grapes are crushed and they must be re-passed over the grape dregs and whit the tech of Delestage. Fermentation and maceration process takes between 18-22 days, following a light pressing of the grape’s skins.

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Description

The vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva “IL Saggio”, it’s made by 100% Prugnolo Gentile grapes (typical Montepulciano Sangiovese clone), selected and coming from “IL Saggio” selected vineyard. The harvest takes place only and exclusively at the optimum condition of the fruit. The alcoholic fermentation takes place into controlled temp. Stainless steel, the grapes are crushed and they must be re-passed over the grape dregs and whit the tech of Delestage. Fermentation and maceration process takes between 18-22 days, following a light pressing of the grape’s skins.

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Specifications

VARIETALS
100% Prugnolo Gentile (clone Sangiovese)
VINEYARD ALTITUDE
400m above sea level.
PLANT DENSITY
6000 plants per hectare
ALCOHOL CONTENT
14%
VINIFICATION
The fermentation takes place into controlled temp. Stainless steel, the grapes are crushed and they must be re-passed over the grape dregs and whit the tech of Delestage. Fermentation and maceration process takes between 18-22 days, following a light pressing of the grape’s skins.

The Producer

The Antico Colle estate is located amongst the vast hills of the Tuscan countryside, at the heart of the green vineyards of Montepulciano’s Vino Nobile wine-growing area.

Three generations of the Frangiosa family have dedicated themselves with boundless passion to the cultivation of their vines, and it is thanks precisely to this continuity of knowledge passed down from father to son, that the “Antico Colle” label is born and known for the production of vintage wines.

The concept of the “Terroir” or the “genuineness” is the main motivating force behind the production of a certain type of wine. Research and the value placed on the standards of the discipline resulting in the truly autochthonous nature of the vines, places “Antico Colle” amongst the estates that most respect the wine producing culture of the area.

The underlying philosophy is founded on love of and a passion for the wine-making profession.

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Awards

WE 92 – 2012
Decanter World Wines Award: Bronze (2007 vintage)