Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of Tuscany’s finest (and priciest) reds. For a great-value alternative, savvy wine fans turn to Rosso di Montepulciano. The ‘baby brothers’ of Vino Nobile, these wines offer similarly elegant flavors and more richness than neighboring Chianti. And this highly rated example is one of the best we’ve tasted …
Duca di Cardino hails from the renowned Barbanera family and Tuscany’s fantastic 2015 vintage. Crafted with premium Sangiovese and other grapes grown in the family’s estate vineyards, it pays tribute to their legendary ancestor, Orazio Barbanera. After defeating the Florentines in a skirmish in an artichoke field, Orazio earned the honorary title ‘Duca di Cardino’ (‘Duke of Artichokes’). Boasting 90 points from Italy’s No. 1 critic, Luca Maroni, the duke’s namesake red is certainly fit for nobility.
Look forward to ripe cherry and forest fruit flavors, plus hints of subtle violet and oaky spice. Elegant and complex, Duca di Cardino has smooth tannins and a fresh, food-friendly acidity. It’ll shine with hearty stews or a platter of charcuterie and firm cheeses.
Made to be enjoyed in its fruit-packed youth, this acclaimed Rosso di Montepulciano is ready to drink now. Secure your share while our limited cases last.