Intense and deep ruby red in colour, the noble Madonna della Querce presents a broad and fascinating nose. Varietal notes dominate, with ripe red fruit and jams, all accompanied by the spicy scent of wood, which remains in the background. The link between nose and palate is perfect. In the mouth it is ethereal, long and mineral, the tannins are well made, dense and elegant. A deeper analysis reveals a medium alcohol content and excellent levels of acidity and extractive substances. A wine that stands out above all for its elegance and refinement.
The soil is of Pliocene origin, dating back 2.5-5 million years. The texture is homogeneous, consisting of an alternation of tufaceous clay and sand.
La Piaggia vineyard, a small plot of 1.5 hectares with soil and climate characteristics highly suited to Sangiovese, 370m above sea level, planted in 2005.
After careful selection of the grapes, soft pressing follows. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 26-28°C. Maceration on the skins lasts for 28-30 days, with pumping over.
Ageing at least 20 months in large oak casks followed by a period of refinement in the bottle.
4.500 bottles produced.
"Cantine Dei is my travertine treasure chest: the most cherished treasure inside is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. In July 1980 it was the first in Italy to be awarded the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). Today it is recognised as one of the most prestigious wines in our country and in the world.
According to the philosophy of my grandfather, my father and now me, wine is a heritage that, like the land, must be protected. Knowing the history and understanding the culture behind the production of a bottle of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, with unique characteristics, is a way to celebrate and appreciate not only each sip of the wine itself, but the entire region of Montepulciano. My mission with Cantine Dei is to protect and promote Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and its terroir, with total respect for the environment. This is why I will be happy to welcome you to the winery, to tell you the story of this land, and to celebrate with you its precious gifts."