A Sangiovese heart, a unique terroir and the distinct Avignonesi signature are the main ingredients for the finest expression of the Avignonesi Vino Nobile, Grandi Annate. Vino Nobile Grandi Annate is the finest expression of Sangiovese from our Montepulciano vineyards. This wine is produced only in the very best years, when the climate brings optimum growing conditions to the vines, permitting the grapes to express all the complexity of the terroir, leading to a wine that is rich in character with the stamina to age for many years.

Technical sheet

Grapes Sangiovese

18 months in French barriques and tonneaux

The wine was bottled in July 2014

Refinement in the bottle 18 months
Alcohol 14.5%
Serving temperature 16°C
Tech sheets

Check the origin of the grapes

Le Badelle:  Sangiovese
Banditella:  Sangiovese

Read more about the wine making process

"Medium ruby red colour. The elegant bouquet opens with notes of wild roses, plums, and a variety of red fruits, underlined by intriguing scents of sandalwood, myrrh and delicate hints of cloves. The Grandi Annate 2012 is full-bodied yet delicate and round with a fresh acidity and a savoury finish that lingers on the palate."


2012 - 92/100 (WS) | 2012 - 93/100 (WA) | 2012 - 90/100 (WE)
2012 - 93/100 (Suckling) | 2012 - 4 Viti (AIS) | 2012 - 92/100 3 Stars (Veronelli)
2011 - 92/100 (WS) | 2011 - 90/100 (WE) | 2011 - 97/100 4 Viti (AIS)

Grandi Annate Bottle - NVGrandiAnnateLabel



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