Montepulciano, the King of wine

This region's feather in the cap is certainly the Noble Wine of Montepulciano, amongst the best red Italian wines.

The production of this, not surprisingly defined as, Noble wine has an ancient origin.

As a matter of facts, viticulture has always had a key, leading role in Montepulciano's economy.

The production area of the Noble Wine of Montepulciano is delimited by the boundary of the municipality – it doesn't include the flat area of Valdichiana – and is limited to those plots of land comprised between 820 and 1970 feet above sea level.

Thanks to its hills, to the favourable microclimate and to the skill of winegrowers, Montepulciano is one of the best areas for high quality wine production. Montepulciano wines are always among the highest-ranked wines in Italy.

But the actual wine experts know that WINE is a "living" product.
First of all, it is subject to vintages and to the climate. .

In addition, it must be said that the creation of a good wine involves many other factors closely linked to the techniques, the environment and the equipment used for vinification.

This is the reason why any "Noble" produced during the same vintage but by different producers has no parallel.

We could say, for we know and appreciate the work of any winery in this area, that any production is recognisable through the "style" of the cellar master.

The artist's touch of a cellar master is what makes a wine preferable to another, even though all of them are excellent, they are different. As much as any piece of art is different from another because it pertains to the author.

We would now give the floor to our old, good friend Adamo (Marcello) Pallecchi who released this interview in 2010..
We give him floor because we are certain that only few people would describe our wines as good as he did, even if he did so just by outlining the art of vinification.

In his "Dizionario storico e geografico della Toscana", an historical and geographical Dictionary of Tuscany, Repetti mention a document dating back to 1350 which establishes the terms for trade and export of the wine of Montepulciano.

In 1549 Sante Lancerio, cellar master for Pope Paul III, praised the high quality of Montepulciano wine defining it as "vino perfectissimo".

The "poet" Francesco Redi, in his 1685 dithyramb "Bacco in Toscana" (Bacchus in Tuscany), concludes writing: "Montepulciano, the king of wine".
To know more about this literary work, click here or click here to download the PDF.

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