GRAPE VARIETIES 85% Prugnolo Gentile, 10% Merlot e 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. APPELLATION Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG LODOLA NUOVA Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG THE STORY Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is an elegant and traditional red wine from one of Tuscanys oldest winemaking regions. This wine perfectly exemplifies the wines produced on Ruffino Estates--unique, artisanal, and benefiting from more than a century of winemaking expertise.
The word Lodola comes from the Italian word for lark. For centuries, these songbirds have migrated to Montepulciano where this wine is made. The word Nobile refers to the wines supreme, or noble, quality. The Lodola Nuova estate has records dating back to the mid-1200s and has been producing wine since the 15th century. TASTING NOTES This medium-bodied wine has refreshing acidity and smooth, ripe tannins that create an elegant and well-balanced structure. Fruity notes persist across the palate and evolve into a lingering finish of plums and tobacco. PDF TASTING NOTES 2010 | 2010 (Italy) | 2009 FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG pairs lusciously with richly flavored dishes such as roasted game, braised lamb with rosemary, veal marsala, cassoulet, famously thick Tuscan steaks, and seared duck breast with a red wine reduction. WINEMAKER'S NOTES Only the finest, hand-harvested grapes from the Lodola Nuova Estate in the Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG are used to produce this wine. In 2004, the estate was updated with a spacious new winemaking and aging cellar constructed according to gravity-flow principles. This decreases the stress on the grapes during winemaking and preserves the natural aromas of the berries. After fermentation, additional contact with the grape skins continues for seven days to add intense color and fruit flavors, followed by malolactic fermentation for a lusciously smooth texture. Lodola Nuova then ages in oak for 18 months.