The difference is in the yield per hectare from the vines. The younger and vigorous vines produce grapes

used for the Rosso di Montepulciano while the older or less prolific vines are reserved for Vino Nobile.

The Rosso di Montepulciano therefore does not have the same concentration and power as its relative. This can even be seen in the colour difference for this Italian wine is a moderately intense ruby red. The bouquet is almost as seductive as that of Vino Nobile and the suggestion of violets is there too. The taste is dry, well-balanced, and often slightly tannic. This less concentrated wine is also lower in alcohol. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C).

Rosso Di Montepulciano DOC 2010