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1184 MONTEVERTINE IGT ROSSO TOSCANA 2009 1500ml
1184 MONTEVERTINE IGT ROSSO TOSCANA 2009 1500ml


 
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The 2009 Montevertine comes across as more classic than the Pergole Torte. Firm yet well-integrated tannins support expressive sweet red cherries, freshly cut flowers and mint. The 2009 is a highly attractive, pointed Montevertine that oozes class and elegance. Clean, saline notes inform the beautifully pointed, delineated finish. This is far from an easygoing 2009. The wine still needs time to fully come together. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.

Montevertine is one of the reference point producers in Tuscany for ageworthy, traditionally made wines. The estate’s flagship, Le Pergole Torte, plays in the same league with the very finest wines in the world. In the warm 2009 vintage, these high-altitude, late-maturing vineyards got an extra shot of richness that filled out the wines without going to extremes. (eRobertParker)






Very very Chianti-Classico-like wine is not Chianti Classico!?

MONTEVERTINE and MONTEVERTINE's LE PERGOLE TORTE are the best Sangiovese from Radda in Chianti. Although its taste embodies terroir of Chianti Classico and Sangiovese, those wines are not classified as DOCG Chianti Classico.

Another Super Tuscan?

Tignanello, Sassicaia, and Ornallaia are well known as an original Super Tuscan which are made of Bordeaux grape varieties such as Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot, or blend of Sangiovese and Bordeaux grapes. Indeed, these wines are out of criteria of DOC Italian wines in 80's.

On the other hand, MONTEVERTINE and LE PERGOLE TORTE are made from Sangiovese in Radda in Chianti. Why they are not DOCG Chianti Classico? Because when they started producing wine, they could not produce Chianti by red grapes only(10% of blending of white grapes was must for Chianti wine). However Sergio Manetti had recognized great potential of Sangiovese and he was convinced that the wine could be better by only red grapes. So he left from Consorzio Vino Chianti and went his own way. MONTEVERTINE created another type of Super Tuscan which is made from 100% Sangiovese.

In 1996, the DOC regulation had been changed. Chianti Classico obtained its DOCG individually, and wineries were allowed to produce Chianti Classico by only red grapes or 100% Sangiovese. But MONTEVERTINE didn't come back to DOCG Chianti Classico.

We can see the spirits of independency and non-compromise in wine of MONTEVERTINE. These wines are not easy-going and they are a bit stubborn and delicate. However, we would say drinking best condition of MONTEVERTINE is something special in our life.

The masterpiece of guru "Giulio Gambelli"

Since the first vintage, Giulio Gambelli has been taking care of wine making of MONTEVERTINE. Gambelli selected client very carefully. Other works are SOLDERA, POGGIO DI SOTTO and LA PORTA DI VERTINE.








*We carefully carried these bottles from Toscana by reefer container(boat) and reefer truck as usual. >>>Details of transportation.



MONTEVERTINE
- Sangiovese 90% Canaiolo + Colorino 10%
- Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months.

LE PERGOLE TORTE
- Highly selected Sangiovese 100%
- Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months and for 6 months in Allier oak barriques.
- Produced in good year only.
- Art labels are painted by Alberto Manfredi(every vintage has different label).


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