Fresh from the press is the latest book about Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This slim paperback volume entitled “Vino Nobile and the other wines of Montepulciano”, is published by Vipsul of Fiesole.
The author, food and wine journalist Emanuele Pellucci, is an expert in the wines of this area. The book is illustrated with plates and maps by Pier Luigi Viti and reviews the history and present situation of the Vino Nobile, Rosso DOC, Vinsanto, Chianti, Supertuscans and Grappa, with interesting information about vine- growing, production and the local area.
But what makes Pellucci’s book interesting for the layman, as well as the accessible language, are the many references to tourism and eating in Montepulciano.
The second part of the booklet consists of brief but detailed profiles of 48 wineries subdivided into 5 areas referring to the routes suggested by the Strada del Vino Nobile, with advice on accommodation and food.
The book thus makes it possible to discover the history, features and production of almost all the wines belonging to the Consortium. It manages to focus simultaneously on landscape, history, art, culture, traditions and food (and of course, wine) - the basic ingredients of today’s wine-tourism phenomenon. Pellucci is also the author of a monograph of Vino Nobile, now in its 3rd edition.