Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Leone d'Oro 2009
Created from a 90/10 blend of Prugnolo Pentile (Sangiovese Grosso) and Canaiolo, this wine is deep ruby red with violet hues. The aroma of red fruit is accompanied by the underlying traces of wood having spent 24 months in Slovenian oak casks. The flavor is harmonious and full-bodied with soft tannins and good fruit. Pairs well with red meat, game and semi-mature cheeses.
This lush, black cherry- and blackberry-flavored red also shows herb and spice notes. A base of gripping tannins provides support as this cruises to the long finish. Shows a touch of heat in the end. Best from 2014 through 2025.