2013 was characterized by abundant rainfall in the winter and early spring, which delayed the budding process and led to a smaller vintage. Even though the quantity was quite small for this wine in 2013, the quality was exceptional. As the vines developed in the spring and into summer, the warmer temperatures brought intense ripeness and skin tannin development. Several storms throughout the summer brought further delays in ripeness, however this was all sped up by a fantastic September. During this month, the maturation of Sangiovese combined with relatively high pH added brightness and fragrance to the berries. 2013 was a great vintage that really combined the elegance of 2006 and the power of 2010. It will continue to develop for many years to come.
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
“The 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone is impeccable. Dark red and bluish-hued notes abound. There is an element of weightlessness to the 2013 that is quite appealing. Lavender, licorice, cloves and mint are some of the nuances that develop in the glass. The 2013 is not a blockbuster, as some previous editions have been, rather it is a wine built on finesse”