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Rosso de Montepulciano - Similiar Wines

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nateco Dec 1, 2011 02:20 PM

I really love this wine for the price, but you just can not seem to find it in the Denver, CO area. Nobile de Montepulciano of course fit the flavor profile (same grape, similiar, but "more"), but not the price point.

Anyone have any recomendation, maybe some chiantis that use the same Prugnolo grape or regions in Tuscany that develop wines with that similiar flavor profile, and that would fall in what I call my every-day drinker range (<15ish) , which I think of as smoother and more elegant than most chiantis.

For now, I guess I will have to just suffer through the Nobiles.. I am loving it, but my wallet not as much.

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    DavidT RE: nateco Dec 1, 2011 02:50 PM

    The Wine Section of the San Francisco Chronicle recently ran an article on Chiantis and tasted a number of wines. You might find something of interest there. Here is a link to the article:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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      bob96 RE: nateco Dec 2, 2011 01:28 PM

      A little off region, but Rosso Conero or Rosso Piceno from Le Marche can have a similar profile, as sangiovese-montpulciano blends (proportions vary). Le Terazze and Umani Ronchi's San Lorenzo are vg Coneros at around $15.

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