Avignonesi is one of the oldest wineries in Italy. Like many historic estates, the origins of this emblematic winery parallel the movements of the Catholic Church. In 1377, when Pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence from Avignon back to Rome, one of the noble families who followed him to Italy eventually settled in Montepulciano, Tuscany and founded Avignonesi. Although it?s not quite clear when the family built the cellars, they are the foundation for Palazzo Avignonesi which was built in the mid-16th century.
A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah, this highlights aromas of underbrush, toasted notes and dark berry. The firm palate offers dried cherry, blackberry and a hint of truffle alongside chewy tannins.