The name Vino Nobile di Montepulciano may not roll out of the mouth easily, but the wines coming from that area of Tuscany are certainly mouth-watering. Fattoria del Cerro’s 2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is easy to fall in love with. By the way, Vino Nobile and Brunello and Montepulciano (the grape, not the town) are all synonyms for the Sangiovese grape. Lying southeast of Siena, the vineyards of Montepulciano produce wines on the style spectrum somewhere between the accessible, lighter-bodied Chiantis and the more full-bodied Brunello di Montalcino. Cerro has long been my go-to Vino Nobile, and the 2009 vintage is one of the best in the last decade. It is an absolute pleasure to drink now, and will pair perfectly with tomato-based pasta sauces, pizza, chicken and delicately braised beef or pork dishes. I guarantee you’ll love this wine.
…wraps around the palate with succulent dark cherries, mint, tobacco, licorice and new leather. The 2009 boasts gorgeous inner perfume and luscious fruit, all supported by firm yet beautifully integrated tannins…..