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Color: Deep ruby red.
Aroma: The bouquet reveals intense notes of ripe plum followed by delicate scents of fresh meadow flowers.
Tasting profile: Spicy sensations and hints of leather and nutmeg complete the nose, offering depth and elegance. The round palate offers velvety, steady tannins for an elegant and well-balanced structure, highlighting the wine's fruity core. The flavors persist through a lingering and smooth finish.Full Tasting Notes
Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a wine that begs for richly flavored dishes such as roasted game, braised lamb with rosemary, veal Marsala, cassoulet, seared duck breast, or the famed Florentine steak.
Only the finest, hand-harvested grapes from the Lodola Nuova Estate in the Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG are used to produce this wine. In 2004, the estate was updated with a spacious new winemaking and aging cellar constructed according to gravity-flow principles. This decreases the stress on the grapes during winemaking and preserves the natural aromas of the berries. After fermentation, additional contact with the grape skins continues for seven days to add intense color and fruit flavors, followed by malolactic fermentation for a lusciously smooth texture. Lodola Nuova then ages in oak for 18 months.
Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is an elegant and traditional red wine from one of Tuscany's oldest winemaking regions. This wine perfectly exemplifies the wines produced on Ruffino Estates - unique, artisanal, and benefiting from more than a century of winemaking expertise. The word 'Lodola' comes from the Italian word for 'lark.' For centuries, these songbirds have migrated to Montepulciano where this wine is made. The word 'Nobile' refers to the wine's supreme, or noble, quality. The Lodola Nuova estate has records dating back to the mid-1200s and has been producing wine since the 15th century.
80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lodola Nuova Estate vineyards, in the Montepulciano area, are close to the village of Valiano and near Abbadia di Montepulciano; exposition is variable, southwest, southeast, and northeast.
After malolactic fermentation and a brief rest in stainless steel vats, the wine was aged in 660-1,585 gallon (25-60 hl) oak barrels for approximately 18 months.
The word 'Lodola' comes from the Italian word for 'lark.' For centuries, these songbirds have migrated to Montepulciano where this wine is made. The word 'Nobile' refers to the wine's supreme, or noble, quality. The Lodola Nuova estate has records dating back to the mid-1200s and has been producing wine since the 15th century.
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