Smooth and noble Premium10 July 2014
From The Vineyard
VINO NOBILE di Montepulciano (to those who know it) probably carries a certain air of tradition, alongside the superior and better-known Brunello di Montalcino. They both come from Tuscany and broadly from the sangiovese grape family. Brunello can be quite exceptional, extraordinarily long-lived and ridiculously expensive. Vino Nobile may not achieve the standards of its superior cousin, but it is a lot cheaper. It also has a slightly poorer sibling, Rosso di Montepulciano. I was delighted, then, to find a Rosso di Montepulciano selling at just under £6 in Lidl.In fact Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is not as ancient as we might think. Brunello goes back more than 150 years, but Lidl’s red was awarded DOC status as recently as 1966. Like Chianti, it depends mainly on the sangiov
Register for free articles a month or subscribe now from £53* for 6 months unlimited access to article content.
Subscribe now and enjoy access to all parts of the tablet website, Including its 175 year archive...
Delivered to you each week
Read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device
For institutions: read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Most Read Articles
Setting themselves apartPremium
Manage my subcription hereManage
Sign up for our newsletterSign Up