Il Conventino is a small winery in the heart of Tuscany, Italy which exclusivity produces wine harvested from organic grapes. Located not far from the city of Siena Il Conventino makes four red, one white and one pink wine in the famous Montepulciano area. The winery also manufactures grappa and vin santo.
The wine is classified as Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva is their high-end Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The wine has a blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% local grapes (Colorino, Canaiolo e Mammolo). It aged 30 months in Slavonian oak, six months in barrique barrels and six months in the bottle itself.
On the nose. there was a very heavy aroma of oak, a bit of smoke and some black currant. For my personal taste the oak note was too dominant. Three years in oak definitively left their mark on this wine. Bottle-listed alcohol by volume was 14%.
After taking a sip, I noticed smooth tannins (thanks to the decanting!). Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva from Il Conventino was dry on the palate. The wine had a rather small body and was not too complex. The finish was of medium length.
At a local Enoteca the wine sells for 21€. Since I was not convinced by this wine – especially the nose was not for me and the finish was disappointing. I will not buy the wine again in the near future. If you like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano then might as well give it a try but do not expect too much. Otherwise go for something else.