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Salcheto, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2018
Big, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, leather, spices and earthiness made from the Prugnolo Gentile grape.
Prugnolo Gentile differs from other Sangiovese clones in Tuscany, offering softer, more plum-like flavours than the usual black cherry - a mid-ground between the robustness of Brunello and the elegance of Chianti. Generous with velvety tannins and an outstanding balance.
From the Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile vineyards, one bottle per plant, the Vino Nobile de Montepulciano ferments in wood and ages in large (30%) and small (70%) oak barrels for 18 months to then refine at least 6 months in the bottle.
Salcheto is named after the Salcheto stream that runs through this hilly, 21 hectare property. Located in the heart of Montepulciano, Salcheto is dedicated to Sangiovese in the clonal guise of Prugnolo Gentile: the soul of Vino Nobile. Prugnolo Gentile differs from other Sangiovese clones in Tuscany offering softer, more plum-like flavours than the usual black cherry. If we are allowed a sweeping generalisation, Prugnolo Gentile provides a mid-ground between the robustness of Brunello and the elegance of Chianti.
Under the management of Michele Manelli, Salcheto has become the epitome of environmental efficiency. It is the first estate in the whole of Italy to be fully self-sustainable and their energy independent cellars are a model of innovation and efficiency. Even the bottles they use are the lightest and most economically friendly bottles available!
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