Figli d'Italia

Leone D'Oro Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Sangiovese Blend

8.7288 ratings
8.512 pro ratings
Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

During the initial hour of opening the wine has an elegant almost northern/piedmont character... the next day this wine really comes into its own. the wood and the fruit are restrained, but all well integrated with classic tobacco and leather notes.

During the initial hour of opening the wine has an elegant almost northern/piedmont character... the next day this wine really comes into its own. the wood and the fruit are restrained, but all well integrated with classic tobacco and leather notes.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2013
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Vivid nose dominated by tobacco and smoked meat. Savory black cherry and raspberry fruit with gentle tannins. Ideal with porchetta.

Vivid nose dominated by tobacco and smoked meat. Savory black cherry and raspberry fruit with gentle tannins. Ideal with porchetta.

2 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014
Jennifer Lakari

Really solid Sangiovese. Good fruit structure. Nice acidity.

Really solid Sangiovese. Good fruit structure. Nice acidity.

2 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.1

Pretty on the nose. Lacks body. Greener.

Pretty on the nose. Lacks body. Greener.

2 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2013
Brent S

Some interesting funk going on in here.

Some interesting funk going on in here.

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2017
Brent S

Excellent QPR. Big, round style of Sangiovese. Lots of smoke.

Excellent QPR. Big, round style of Sangiovese. Lots of smoke.

May 5th, 2017
Grant Henry

Been awhile since my last Vino Nobile-too many other regions, I guess. Nice savory tones, sour cherry, maybe a little thin? I need to brush up on on my VNdM!

Been awhile since my last Vino Nobile-too many other regions, I guess. Nice savory tones, sour cherry, maybe a little thin? I need to brush up on on my VNdM!

Sep 24th, 2015
Kenneth Tucker

Straight out the bottle, earthy and dark fruit on the nose. Somewhat tannic and a bit spicy, but nice acidity. My medium ribeye and garlic mashed said thanks. The next day mellowed out nicely with more pronounced cherry flavors. Finished well with a buttery grilled gouda on Challah.

Straight out the bottle, earthy and dark fruit on the nose. Somewhat tannic and a bit spicy, but nice acidity. My medium ribeye and garlic mashed said thanks. The next day mellowed out nicely with more pronounced cherry flavors. Finished well with a buttery grilled gouda on Challah.

Jul 29th, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

7.2

Mediocre. Thing, astringent. Sour red fruit. VA for dayzzz..

Mediocre. Thing, astringent. Sour red fruit. VA for dayzzz..

Jul 12th, 2014
David Denham

2008

2008

Feb 2nd, 2014