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The wines of Avignonesi

Vi Gracchiono del Corso 91, 53045 Montepulciano (SI), Italy
Tel: +39 0578 757 872

A solid range of premium wines made mainly from single varieties. The most interesting are the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the Pinot Nero.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 1996
Attractive herby/spicy wine of good concentration. Sees 24 months in oak, 10% of which is new. Lovely, rich nose with good tannins. Very good.

I Grifi IGT 1995
A Tuscan Cabernet with a beautiful nose. It is woody but savoury, with a herbal-like edge. Spicy and tannic; youthful with good acidity. Very good.

Merlot IGT 1995
With a similar, warm spicy nose, this is an interesting wine with a pleasant medicinal tinge. Dry with a good tannic structure. Not fruit dominated. Characterful.

Pinot Nero di Valdicapraia VDT 1997
Spends 24 months in oak, 40% of which is new. Sweet herby nose. Really super stuff with with good complexity. Savoury with a nice spicy finish. Intense wine, very good.

Chianti Classico DOCG 1997
Interesting, light wine with herbal/tea-like notes. Tannic and with high acidity. Dry and quite light. Good stuff and good value.

Stielle IGT 1995
Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese blend which sees 30 months in wood. Lovely, oaky nose. Dry dusty fruit. Pleasant, tannic and characterful. Good.