Pergole Torte 2019 Montevertine, 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. They have 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. He did not want to blend it with other varieties as they require for the appellation law. The Pergole Torte vineyard is made up of the oldest vines on the estate. They ferment the wines in cement before racking them into large Slavonic oak barrels. Then they rack again into smaller French oak barrels for the final six months. They only produce Pergole Torte in exceptional years. It is generally medium to full bodied, elegant, packed with sweet red cherry, plum, with subtle cinnamon and mint characteristics. It has beautifully integrated tannins. Pergole Torte 2019 is Sangiovese at its most complex and sublime.
|Ageing in Slavonic oak, before further refinement in smaller French barrels.
|At least another 15 years, best drunk from 2020
|On its own