A famous Italian red wine from the district of Montepulciano in Tuscany. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano belongs to the oldest of Italian wines. For the production of Vino Nobile, a historical clone of the grape Sangiovese is used, the Prugnolo Gentile (70%), along with Canaiolo (10% – 20%) and several other local varieties.
The wine has to be aged a minimum of twenty-four months, out of which twelve months are spent aging in oak barrels before it is introduced to the market. Vino Nobile which has aged at least thirty-six months is considered a Riserva.