Carpineto Vigneto St. Ercolano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG



85% Sangiovese

7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon

7.5% Merlot


Tuscany, Italy


Carpineto Vigneto St. Ercolano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

St. Ercolano is a single vineyard Vino Nobile produced in only the finest vintages from Carpineto’s Montepulciano Estate. Black currant aromas abound, backed by licorice and black pepper and nuances of vanilla. Full in body with exceptional black fruit flavors and spice. A big, structured wine due to extensive oak aging in new French and American barrels for 12 months followed by 4 years in bottle.  The supple tannins are well integrated through the lengthy finish.



Wine Spectator - 91 pts

A broad, ripe style, bursting with plum, black cherry and blackberry flavors Accents of violet, graphite and spice add interest, while dusty tannins like the finish. Enjoyable now when paired with braised meats and stews. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, May 2017


Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Aromas of underbrush, blackcurrant, oak and cake spice lead the nose… The palate offers dried blackberry accented with oak-driven spices of coconut, vanilla, mocha and cedar alongside assertive tannins. Drink through 2016-2022.

K. O'Keefe, September 2015

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Ripe…, with plum, black cherry, blackberry, mint and wild herb aromas allied to a chunky frame. Firm, chalky tannins carry this red to a lingering finish. Drink now through 2020..

B. Sanderson, October 2015


Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Black currant, bell pepper and leather aromas lead the way on this blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The dense palate delivers ripe black cherry, grilled pepper, mocha and cracked black pepper alongside bracing tannins.

K. O'Keefe, November 2014


Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

The savory wine has earthy aromas of truffle, forest floor and woodland berries. The dense palate offers concentrated plum and raspberry flavors laced with accents of chocolate and pipe tobacco. This has a mature palate with tertiary sensations and depth. Drink now-2019.

K. O'Keefe, October 2013


Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

This dark and brawny wine opens with savory notes of black pepper and cured meat backed by prune and dried currants. The wine has aged well and shows bright acidity on the long finish.

M. Larner, May 2013


Wine Spectator - 94 pts

Ripe and plummy, displaying a velvety texture and sweet fruit, this is a superb example of a decade-old red. Licorice, leather and spice accents make this complex and though still vigorous, its tannins are folding into the fruit. Shows fine length and harmony. Drink now through 2020.

B. Sanderson, October 2011