Cavalierino is an Italian agritourismo located in the Tuscany region near the town of Montepulciano in the province of Siena. On their agritourismo they produce wine, olive oil, grappa but also grow a variety of vegetables out of which they make sauces (pesto rosso, pesto verde). For more on their agritourismo (at which one can also have a nice and relaxing vacation!) please consult their website.
As mentioned in my review about the Pecorino from Il Feuduccio, I had a 2007 vintage of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Cavalerino after enjoying the Pecorino as aperitif.
Cavalierino’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a cuvée of Sangiovese, Prugnolo, Gentile & Canaiolo grapes. All grapes used are from organic agriculture. The wine has the highest out of all possible Italian wine classifications, the DOCG, for being a Vino Nobile from Montepulciano.
Prior to drinking the wine was decanted for roughly two hours.
The color is an intense deep red. On the nose the wine has the typical aromas of the Montepulciano area. There were heavy aromas of red and black fruits (blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant and some raspberry), a bit of cinnamon and a hint of pepper & vanilla.
On the palate the wine is dry and smooth with malleable, pleasing tannins. The finish is very long making Cavalierino’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano a perfect wine for meditation. The wine is well structured and its body is complex.
The wine aged a total of 36 months in barrique barrels and at least aditional six months in the bottle making the wine a Riserva. Somehow I forgot to write down how much the ABV was.. I’m sure it was around 13.5%.
Culinary wise a juicy Fiorentina steak goes more than well with this Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
This 2007 vintage of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Cavalierino scored 91/100 points at Veronelli and 16/20 points at the Guida dell’Espresso. It also won the “4 Grappoli” award from Duemilavini. Different vintages won other awards as well.
In Munich the wine retails for 23€ but it can be bought for 18€ on the winery’s online shop. For its price the wine is a great buy. The wine could easily be stored for some more years. I’d say it’s among the best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines that I drank in the last years. If you tried it then let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did!
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