Your Selections

Category

A-Z 
california still wine (528)
french still wine (378)
italian still wine (189)
vodka - flavored (151)
cordials & liqueurs - imported (145)
beer - domestic (96)
sparkling wine - imported (91)
tequila (90)
single malt scotch (88)
rums (87)
spanish still wine (87)
cordials & liqueurs - domestic (75)
australian still wine (70)
straight whiskey (63)
rums - flavored (60)
argentinian still wine (51)
beer - imported (51)
vodkas - imported (46)
oregon still wine (46)
chilean still wine (42)
scotch whisky (39)
irish whiskey (39)
sparkling wine - domestic (39)
south african still wine (37)
flavored whiskies (33)
vodkas - domestic (31)
port - imported (31)
rye whiskey (29)
fruit brandies (27)
cognacs (27)
washington still wine (26)
new zealand still wine (26)
small batch & single barrel bourbon (23)
gins - domestic (23)
gins & genevers - imported (22)
creams (21)
vermouth - imported (21)
german still wine (16)
brandies - domestic (15)
canadian whisky (13)
sherry - imported (13)
greek still wine (12)
blended whiskey (11)
new york still wine (11)
portuguese still wine (11)
brandies - imported (10)
mezcal (10)
prepared cocktails (10)
madeira (10)
low alcohol/flavored wines (9)
aperitifs (7)
tennessee whiskey (6)
corn whiskey (5)
hungarian still wine (5)
sake (5)
non-alcoholic wine (5)
sour mash (4)
ouzo imported (4)
absinthe (4)
other american still wine (4)
alsatian still wine (4)
grappa (3)
cachaca (3)
specialties (3)
austrian still wine (3)
israeli still wine (3)
sherry - domestic (3)
bonded whiskey (2)
japanese whisky (2)
armagnac (2)
sloe gins & gin specialties (2)
soju & shochu (2)
mixes non-alcoholic (2)
vermouth - domestic (2)
port - domestic (2)
applejacks (1)
calvados (1)
pisco (1)
flavored malt beverages / coolers (1)
connecticut still wine (1)
canadian still wine (1)
cypriot still wine (1)
english still wine (1)
japanese still wine (1)
lebanese still wine (1)
sicilian still wine (1)
other imported still wines (1)
cider - domestic (1)
mead (1)
non-alcoholic sparkling wine (1)

Price

From: $ To: $

Producer

A-Z 

Grape Variety

A-Z 
pinot noir (258)
cabernet sauvignon (198)
chardonnay (194)
bordeaux blend (121)
sauvignon blanc (96)
syrah (81)
merlot (76)
zinfandel (63)
non-varietal red blend (58)
pinot gris (57)
red rhone blend (51)
champagne blend (50)
grenache (48)
muscat blanc a petits grains (45)
sangiovese (44)
riesling (43)
malbec (40)
tempranillo (39)
port blend (33)
non-varietal white blend (30)
nebbiolo (27)
non-varietal rose blend (18)
prosecco (17)
semillon (17)
red italian blend (16)
chenin blanc (15)
graciano (11)
viognier (11)
muscat rose a petits grains (10)
petite sirah (10)
carignane (9)
montepulciano (9)
cabernet franc (8)
mourvedre (8)
cinsault (7)
macabeo (7)
barbera (6)
carmenere (6)
palomino (6)
red portugese blend (6)
gamay (5)
gewurztraminer (5)
mazuelo (5)
parellada (5)
pinot blanc (5)
rice (5)
white italian blend (5)
white rhone blend (5)
xarel.lo (5)
lambrusco (4)
muscadelle (4)
sherry blend (4)
agiorgitiko (3)
albarino (3)
carinena (3)
colombard (3)
corvina (3)
furmint (3)
grillo (3)
gruner veltliner (3)
harslevelu (3)
melon de bourgogne (3)
mencia (3)
other white (3)
torrontes (3)
trebbiano (3)
vermentino (3)
bonarda (2)
cannonau (2)
concord (2)
falanghina (2)
garganega (2)
jacquere (2)
malvasia (2)
marsanne (2)
pedro ximenez (2)
primitivo (2)
roussanne (2)
sagrantino (2)
verdelho (2)
verdicchio (2)
viura (2)
white greek blend (2)
aglianico (1)
apple (1)
arneis (1)
auxerrois (1)
barbarossa (1)
black currant (1)
brachetto (1)
brut (1)
canaiolo (1)
colorino (1)
cortese (1)
corvina/rondinella/molinara (1)
dolcetto (1)
grenache blanc (1)
hondarrabi zuri (1)
italian red blend (1)
kerner (1)

Vintage

Year 
2012 (139)
2010 (126)
2013 (108)
2011 (103)
2009 (92)
2006 (77)
2014 (55)
2015 (48)
2007 (41)
2005 (39)
2008 (35)
2003 (15)
2004 (14)
2001 (7)
2000 (6)
2002 (4)
1985 (1)
1989 (1)
1998 (1)

Size

Volume 
750ML (3436)
375ML (207)
22 OZ (95)
1 L (94)
187ML (43)
500ML (22)
25 OZ (15)
24 OZ (11)
64 OZ (10)
750M (9)
18.7Z (6)
765ML (4)
8 OZ (4)
300ML (3)
32 OZ (3)
1.0 (2)
1.L (2)
16 OZ (2)
250 (2)
375 (2)
750 (2)
10 OZ (1)
12 OZ (1)
1L (1)
25.4 (1)
25OZ (1)
720ML (1)
765 (1)

Publication

A-Z 
Ultimate Beverage Challenge (387)
Wine Advocate (320)
Wine Enthusiast (245)
Wine Spectator (209)
Vinous (56)
Malt Advocate (27)
Top 100 WS (21)
Wine & Spirits (21)
Steve Tanzer (13)
James Suckling (6)
Burghound (1)
Ultimate Spirits Challenge (1)
Smart Buys (1)

Rating

From: pts To: pts
 
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 750ml
Sku: 41579
Avignonesi is one of the oldest wineries in Italy. Like many historic estates, the origins of this emblematic winery parallel the movements of the Catholic Church. In 1377, when Pope Gregory ...more
Product Rating
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
 
Reg. $29.99

Qty:
 

Leave a Comment
Avignonesi is one of the oldest wineries in Italy. Like many historic estates, the origins of this emblematic winery parallel the movements of the Catholic Church. In 1377, when Pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence from Avignon, France back to Rome, one of the noble families who followed him to Italy eventually settled in Montepulciano, Tuscany and founded Avignonesi. Although it’s not quite clear when the family built the cellars, they are the foundation for Palazzo Avignonesi which was built in the mid-16th century. The recent renaissance of Avignonesi coincides with two milestones. When the Falvo brothers bought the property in 1974, they not only invested in much needed repairs, but also redirected monies to improving viticulture and promoting indigenous varieties. In 2009, when Belgian businesswoman and minority stakeholder Virginie Saverys gained full control of the property, she immediately instigated a detailed geographical study of the property to discover the potential of this terroir. The results revealed previously unknown and important facts regarding soil diversity. Armed with this knowledge, Virginie and her team evaluated the unique characteristics of each parcel to determine the most suitable farming, vinification, pruning and planting methods. Under the watchful stewardship of the winemaking team, all 345 acres are hand-picked and farmed organically. The estate has applied for official certification. Today Avignonesi owns seven different properties, all of which sit at nearly 1,000 feet above sea level. The largest holding, Le Capezzine, is divided into four parcels – La Stella, La Verginie, Vigna Sperimentale and the iconic Vigna Tonda (round vineyard). Other parcels in the Montepulciano area include El Grasso, Banditella, La Bodelle and I Pogetti which provide the grapes for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The La Selva and La Lombarda parcels are located in Cortona and planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The impact of origin in the creation of flavor is a fundamental premise to the minimalist winemaking philosophy at Avignonesi. Just as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo are considered benchmarks for their categories so are the efforts of Virginie and her team as they strive to produce wines that offer authentic and inimitable expressions of terroir, vintage and variety.
Producer
Established in the mid-16th century, Avignonesi is one of the oldest wineries in Italy. Like many other noble estates, its early history paralleled the movements of the Catholic Church. When Pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence from France to Italy in 1377, one of the families who followed him eventually settled in Montepulciano, Tuscany and founded Avignonesi. More recently, two other families have driven the renaissance of this venerable brand. In 1974, when the Falvo brothers bought the property, they significantly invested in viticulture, in particular the development and promotion of indigenous varietals. After minority stakeholder Virginie Saverys gained full control of the estate in 2009, she began two long-term projects. The first was to introduce organic farming and viticulture practices. As of 2012, the estate is fully organic and has applied for certification. She also partnered with the University of Bordeaux to conduct a detailed topography and soil analysis, the results of which are used to customize pruning, planting and vinification decisions for each parcel. Avignonesi owns 345 acres, which are divided into seven different properties and are situated at nearly 1,000 feet above sea level. The largest holding, Le Capezzine is comprised of a traditional vinsantaia and four different plots, (I Poggetti, Le Badelle, El Grasso and Banditella vineyards) which provide the grapes for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The La Selva and La Lombarda parcels are located in Cortona and planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Under the watchful stewardship of the winemaking team, the vineyards are farmed organically and all of Avignonesi’s wines are made using estate fruit. The impact of origin in the creation of flavor is a driving premise behind the minimalist winemaking philosophy at Avignonesi. Just as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo are considered benchmarks for its category so are the efforts of Virginie and her team as they strive to produce wines that offer authentic and inimitable expressions of terroir, vintage and varietal.