Sangiovese (San-jo-vay-zay), Merlot (Murr-low), Canaiolo (Kahn-eye-oh-loh)
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Montepulciano (‘mon-ta-pull-chee-anno’) is quaint and picturesque medieval hilltop town in southeast Tuscany and is not to be confuesed with the grape variety of the same name. Rosso di Montepulciano can be viewed as a more ready to drink or baby brother version of Vino Nobile wines. It requires less aging time and allows for wineries to sell wines on a quicker time schedule compared to Vino Nobile wines that have much longer minimum aging requirements before the can be sold.
Sangiovese is a sensitive variety that easily adapts to its surroundings producing different tasting wines, but always maintains cherry notes and high acidity. It is a food friendly wine and pairs very well with tomato dishes, herbs, vegetables, pizza, sausage, rich roasted meats, and hard cheeses.
Since 1972 the estate has been owned by the family of Angel Jacorossi. It was one of the first wineries in Montepulciano to undertake the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation to the heights of Tuscan and Italian winemaking. The wine is aged in a cellar that is located under the old town center of Montepulciano between two of the oldest buildings in the city: Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti. This cellar dates back to the 16th century. The brick passageways contain a series of vaults where the barrels are placed.