Lunadoro Riserva di Nobile DOCQ "Quercione" 2012
The Vino Nobile "Quercione" is a Riserva, it is a limited production wine from a single vinyard. This interesting wine is perfectly aligned between tradition and modernity, elegance and intensity. Usually, the production is not more than 5000 bottles.. It is still a relatively young wine, already approachable, but with still a long way to go. It is an elegant and deep wine that can give great emotions when open at least half an hour before drinking (personal note: I recommend least one and a half hours). The taste is characterized by a great harmony, round and refined tannins with an aftertaste that leaves its mark for persistence and intensity. It is a wine that is hard to forget.
GRAPES: Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile 90% - Canaiolo e Mammolo 5% - Merlot 5%)
Harvest period: First ten days of October
VINIFICATION and aging: a controlled temperature vinification in stainless steel container, aging part in large French oak barrels and partly in small French oak barrels (barriques) for 24 months. The wine is aged in the bottle for at least 36 months.
FOOD PAIRING: Appetizers (in Italy at least) with structured sauces such as pappardelle with wild boar, red meat, perfect with steak florentine. Even very old cheese like pecorino of Pienza.