Wine Spectator: Broad and nicely balanced, offering plum, cherry, leather and tobacco flavors. Lingers well, picking up a mineral note on the finish. Ideal for grilled or braised meats. Drink now through 2022. 29,165 cases made.
The Fattoria del Cerro estate is located in Montepulciano, a renaissance village about 30 miles south of Siena, in Tuscany. With a state of the art cellar and winery, the 1410 acre estate has 385 acres of vineyards, and is marked by the 15th century Villa Grazianella. Since 1978 Fattoria del Cerro has produced the most important wine of the area. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 80% aged 2 years in Slavonian oak casks, 20% in 60 gallon French oak barrels. This rich well balanced wine with a smooth finish is made from 80% Prugnolo Gentile (a clone of Sangiovese) and 20% blend of Canailo Nero and Mammolo.
Wine maker notes
The most classic and the most famous among the wines by Fattoria del Cerro. It has a vivid ruby red colour and good concentration. Intense fragrant aroma with evident fruity notes among which wild black cherry, violet and vanilla. Full balanced flavour with noticeable but discreet tannic component. Serve in medium size wine glasses at 16- 18°C. It can be served with appetizers first courses with meat and mushroom sauces, grilled meats and roast white meats and medium aged cheese.
Fattoria del Cerro, with its 93 hectares of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vineyards recorded in the register, is the largest private estate producing Vino Nobile. The spaciousness and the different exposition of the vineyards allow selecting the best grapes to make high quality wines. Prugnolo Gentile, the grape behind Nobile di Montepulciano, is the clone of Sangiovese, typical of this area, and which, over the course of the centuries, has adapted itself to local growing conditions. Vino Nobile is produced in three different versions: the regular wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G., the Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva D.O.C.G., and the single vineyard selection Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ”Antica Chiusina” D.O.C.G..
Saiagricola is the agricultural investment company of Unipol Insurance Company. This definition is of course correct, but it does not give sufficient merit to all the human resources that contributed to make it a reality and to become what it is today. As a matter of fact, since the beginning (1978), its main richness as been its human resources level; a young dynamic management team leading a group of people, where everyone on his own behalf works with a commitment to the top quality target that the group has decided to follow and achieve. For this reason in just a few decades, Saiagricola has become a prestigious agricultural company as well as a point of reference at national level in several product sectors. The recognition that the Italian and foreign press attributed to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano by Fattoria del Cerro, Brunello di Montalcino by La Poderina, Sagrantino di Montefalco by Colpetrone, Vermentino and Val di Cornia by Monterufoli , Barbera and Moscato d’Asti by Tenuta dell’Arbiola , is the result of the commitment of people employed there. It is this personal commitment to reach common goals that explains the strong connection between Saiagricola and its business partners. All the farms of the group have always been fully reliable and has shown consistent quality in serving consumers. Agriculture is approached at the highest level and every farm becomes qualified through investigation and development of peculiar characteristics. Saiagricola, therefore, may not be considered as a company that just make financial and real estate investments, but it is committed to achieve goal of producing just top quality products. There are not so many national companies that can boast of 5000 ha of land in three different regions, located in the most prestigious areas for the products presented; it is not common to produce ”only” one million bottles of the highest level wine from 270 ha of vineyards. Next pages can only introduce present products creating the desire to discover them better, directly. Saiagricola is happy to welcome those who want to visit the farms of the group and to meet the people who support its success.
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