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This amazing wine comes from Colli Senesi DOCG, an appellation located close enough to the Mediterranean Sea to get the cooling breezes that come inland during the summer, too, further benefiting the Sangiovese grapes. The result is a perfect food pairing Chianti with the classic tell-tales of red berries and violets that give away a well-made Sangiovese.This is an easy-going wine for any night of the week.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the first Italian DOC This place, -also referred to as “The King of All Wines”- was known to be the favorite of some of the most influential Popes, Kings, and Presidents of Italy. Montepulciano in Tuscany holdssome of the world’s greatest hidden treasures. One of them is Fattoria Della Talosa.
Talosa’s story started over 50 years ago when Angelo Jacorossi acquired this beautiful historical estate, (and when I say beautiful, I really mean be-a-u-ti-ful.) The Jacorossi family started pushing very strongly to produce extremely high-quality wines, so much so that this estate became a watershed in the quality of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Today, this award-winning winery is being managed by the 3rd generation of the Jacorossi family.
This property comprises more than 80 acres of vineyards, established in one of the loveliest Crus in Montepulciano called Pietrose. This outstanding place is located at a 350–400-meter altitude, with the vineyards facing southwest. The vines thrive in medium-textured soils of Pliocene origin, with Tuff and clayey sands. These perfect terroir conditions, combined with the expert hands of winemakers Christian and Luigi, result in alluring, unique, and powerful wines.
The estate is ridiculously beautiful, a place that seems to be the set of a medieval time movie. Talosa’s historical cellar dates back to the 16th century. Visiting this place is like stepping back in time. The cellar is built in an underground area between Tarugi Palace and the Sinatti Palace, two of the oldest buildings in the city.
Aging: In stainless steel, tonneaux, and big barrels for a minimum of 2 months.
Tasting Notes: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and Canaiolo. The nose opens with beautiful notes of blackberries and cherry, enriched by pleasant balsamic and herbaceous notes. On the palate, it is broad and smooth, with a medium body and good persistence.