This exceptional red wine derives its name from the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, located in the province of Siena. The term “Nobile” seems to originate from the fact that in the past its production was reserved exclusively for the aristocratic, noble families of the town.Made from vineyards planted to a minimum of 70% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and a maximum of 30% of Canaiolo and other authorized grape varietals. The maceration of the skins with the must lasts for 10-15 days at 25-30°C. The frequent pump-overs are accomplished using special pumps designed to move solid parts (skins and seeds) very gently. Aged for two years in large 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels in the cellars that maintain a naturally constant temperature of 13°C year round, are excavated into a hillside made of tufo stone (a volcanic rock) located just outside the town of Montepulciano. After bottling the wine is aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least 12 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality, Carpineto has chosen to age this wine one year longer than the 3 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva wine. It has a brilliant ruby red colour with a tendency to garnet. The bouquet is extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood. The palate is dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.