Dei Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
The Dei estate lies at the end of a tiny Tuscan road, sequestered from the commercial hoopla that lately surrounds many other Tuscan wineries.
Dei was founded in 1964 by Alibrando Dei upon the purchase of a parcel of land called Bossona where he planted a vineyard of Prugnolo Gentile, the special clone of Sangiovese that is unique to Vino Nobile. Over the next several decades the family developed the vineyard and sold off the juice in bulk. However, in 1985 Alibrando's son, Galileo, decided to rent a cellar and, with no technical assistance, produced the first family named commercial vintage.
The Rosso di Montepulciano is a young wine with a lively ruby red color. It has a fruity, vinous bouquet and is full bodied, flavorful and fresh, with pleasant tannins.
Traditional pasta dishes, beef, and veal are perennial Tuscan favorites with Rosso di Montepulciano, but equal credence should be given to lamb, pork, and chicken dishes.