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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Cantine Innocenti 2011

The Experience

Drink When...
You are well happy
Listen To...
Get Happy by Frank Sinatra
Think About...
Yep. This is good
Drink With...
Exceedingly mature cheeses

The Oddbins Take

This wine is made by former philosophy teacher Vittorio Innocenti, who lives in a medieval estate on a hilltop in rural Tuscany. He is helped by his wife Maria Rosa, a theatre historian and his two sons, one of whom intends to take over the management of the estate.

This would normally be enough to put you in a blooming huff, but you just can’t be angry when they make wine that tastes like sweet cherries handed down with a loving kiss from Venus herself, on a bed of violet petals and thyme, you just can’t.

The Vital Statistics

DOCG Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1.5 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Sangiovese (90%), Canaiolo & Mammolo (10%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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The Cantine Innocenti estate lies between Montepulciano and Montefollonico and consists of about 32 hectares, of which 12 are specialised vineyards, situated between 330 and 350 metres above sea level, on medium-textured clay soils of pliocene origin. The cellar buildings, dating back to end of the 13th century, are in the small, well-preserved medieval town of Montefollonico.

The owner, Vittorio Innocenti, who gave up teaching philosophy many years ago to dedicate all his time to the estate and the cellars, is helped by his wife Maria Rosa, a theatre historian, his son Tommaso, who is currently finishing a course of study enabling him to take over the management of the estate and his brother Mario, who is responsible for the care of the vineyards.

Made from Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero and Mammolo grapes, the wine is ruby red in colour, tending towards garnet with age. Dry and slightly tannic in flavour with a delicate scent of violets and cherries. It is aged in oak for at least three years.

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