Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013 – preview


43 producers and 4 thousands people visiting the Fortezza at Montepulciano where
the Anteprima Vino Nobile (Preview of Vino Nobile) took place on 13-15 Feb ’16.

The vintages that have been poured were:

  • Nobile di Montepulciano 2013 – (a 4 stars vintage)
  • Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2012 – (a 5 stars vintage)

The aim to show more and more their fruit and the elegance of the wines are evident through the tasting.

It is also very interesting to see new generations, some of them very young, coming to this world and offering their idea of the ‘Nobile of the future’.

A Nobile that has a long history. It was the first DOCG or at least it had the first DOCG band labelled AA 000001

and it share its primacy with the famous ‘cousin’ Brunello di Montalcino.

NOTE: Both Nobile and Brunello received DOCG with Presidential Decree of 01/07/1980, but the Brunello had been DOC since 28 March 1966, while the Nobile had been DOC since 12 July 1966.

from WE

Antico Colle 2011 Sangiovese (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) – 91 pts

Made entirely with Sangiovese, this opens with aromas that recall red berry, mint, tilled soil and a hint of game. The structured, elegant palate offers juicy wild cherry, clove, tobacco and a licorice note alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. This will benefit from a little more aging. Drink 2016–2021. — K.O. (7/1/2015)

from Simonne Wellekens – Ken Wijn-magazine
about Anteprima del Vino Nobile 2015


Antico Colle
prugnolo gentile 100% – vatrijping: 20
md in kleine en mediumgrote Slavonische eikenvaten
Vol, krachtig, tanninerijk, koffie en kruiden



Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012:
Binnen deze kleine appellatie, 1.300ha, is er een generatiewissel aan de gang. Meer dan 37% van de keldermeesters zijn jonge oenologen en wijntechnici, afgestudeerd aan de landbouwfaculteit of technische hogeschool.
De wijnen zijn geen krachtpatsers, maar charmant en verleidelijk, fris en sappig met een grote toegankelijkheid. Nobile 2012 kreeg van het Consorzio vijf sterren, de hoogste score, een beoordeling die tot stand komt op basis van proeverijen van de verschillende consortia. De regelgeving voor de appellatie schrijft voor 70% sangiovese te gebruiken, ter plekke prugnolo gentile genoemd, aangevuld met andere druivenrassen toegelaten in Toscane. Verhandeling van de wijnen mag pas
na twee jaar volgend op de oogst. Producenten kunnen kiezen tussen de volle twee jaar vatrijping, of 18 maanden vatrijping en de
rest verblijf in de fles, of 12 maanden vatrijping (de minimumvereiste), 6 maanden in de fles en de resterende periode in andere recipiënten. De Benelux is goed voor 8% van de
totale export.

Antico Colle updated its wines labels with new, more elegant and fine labels.

Please see below the two sets labels compared.

new label old label

from Wine Enthusiast magazine – Oct 2013

Here’s a classically crafted selection, with a lovely floral and earthy fragrance.
The palate shows dark plum and black cherry flavors laced with white pepper, mint and balsamic accents.
While it has tame acidity, it’s still tightly wound and needs just a few years to soften and develop additional complexity; drink after 2015. Vi Wines, J & J Importers. — K.O. (10/1/2013)

Wines & labels

The producer

Giuseppe and Andrea
A genuine Nobile di Montepulciano.
Located at 300-400 m above sea level in the heart of the green vineyards of Montepulciano’s Vino Nobile wine-growing area. Three generations of the Frangiosa family have dedicated themselves to the cultivation of their vines. The underlying philosophy motivating the staff comes from a love of, and a passion for, the winemaking profession.
“Genuineness” is the motivating force behind the production of a certain type of wine.



Owner: Andrea Frangiosa
Winemaker: Valerio Coltellini
Varietals planted: Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone), Merlot, Cab. Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Tuscan Trebbiano
Total acres: 25 hectares of property
Winery production: 150.000 bottles

Azienda Agricola Antico Colle
Gracciano – Montepulciano – Siena – Italy

Antico Colle intro doc

Tuscany region


  • IGT Toscana
  • Rosso di Montepulciano – DOC
  • Chianti dei Colli Senesi – DOCG
  • Nobile di Montepulciano – DOCG
  • Il Saggio – DOCG Nobile di Montepulciano




Wines labels & details


IGT Rosso Toscana

Prugnolo Gentile 70%, Cab. Sauvignon 10%, Canaiolo nero 10%, Mammolo 10%
Winemaking: The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14-16 days
Maturation process: stainless steel vats


Rosso di Montepulciano


Prugnolo Gentile 95%, Merlot
Maturation process: 6 months in French wooden oak casks
Further ageing in the bottle: 4 months


Chianti Colli Senesi


Prugnolo Gentile 80%, Merlot 15%, Cab. Sauvignon 5%
Winemaking: The fermentation and maceration process takes between 14-16 days
Maturation process: stainless steel vats



Nobile di Montepulciano


100% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone)
Winemaking: 18-22 days of fermentation and maceration
Maturation process: 24 months in wooden slavonian oak casks of small and medium capacity
Further ageing in the bottle: 6 months


Il Saggio

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva

100% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese clone)
Winemaking: 18-22 days of fermentation and maceration. Malolactic fermentation in
slavonian oak casks of 20 Hl, Allier barrriques and casks of 5 Hl.
Further ageing in the bottle: 12 months

Tech sheets