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Montevertine Pergole Torte 2016

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One Line Description Montevertine Pergole Torte, 100% Sangiovese, barrel matured for 24 months, sweet red cherry, plum, spice, very expressive varietal wine
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Tuscany, Italy
Producer Montevertine
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Ageing in Slavonic oak, before further refinement in smaller French barrels.
Ageing Potential At least another 15 years, best drunk from 2020
Natural Features Vegan, Unfined, Unfiltered


Montevertine Pergole Torte, 100% Sangiovese, barrel matured for 24 months, sweet red cherry, plum, spice, very expressive varietal wine. Montevertine is an estate near Radda, right in the heart of the Chianti Classico denomination, and one of the highest altitude plots. They left the appellation in 1981 as Manetti (who presided over the wines at the time) sought to create wines that were a pure expression of Sangiovese, and not blend it with other varieties as was required by the appellation law. The Pergole Torte vineyard is made up of the oldest vines on the estate, and the wines are fermented in cement before being racked into large Slavonic oak barrels, and then smaller French oak barrels for the final six months. Le Pergole Torte is only produced in exceptional years, and is medium bodied, elegant, full of sweet red cherry, plum, and subtle cinnamon and mint characteristics, with beautifully integrated tannin. This is Sangiovese at its best.

Montevertine is situated in the heart of the Chianti region, 3 kilometers or so south of Radda, on a plot around 425m above sea level. Sergio Manetti acquired Montevertine in 1967, and initially intended to make wine as a hobby for friends and family. With some considerable success with his first vintage, he decided to give up his livelihood and dedicate himself to wine. They replanted and installed new cellars, and began bottling this now iconic wine. Though he is no longer alive, his son now runs the vineyard in keeping with the traditions of his father. They grow Sangiovese exclusively, and their wines are made from the difference parcels on the estate. All wines are made with respect for the land, and the wines are bottled without filtration. For lovers of Sangiovese there can't be many better buys - certainly worth cellaring.


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    2016 is likely to go down as one of the great modern vintages in Tuscany and Le Pergole Torte will surely be one of the wines that defines it. I was lucky enough to taste it on a visit to the winery in Radda in August and was hugely impressed. Richly textural but with a refined elegance and precise structure, it will age for decades ... if I can resist it that long. This is Sangiovese in its purest and most elevated form.

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