Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Rosso di Toscana 2015 2015

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23005
  • Antonio Galloni Rating: 97
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The 2015 Le Pergole Torte captures all the radiance and intensity of the vintage. Deep, powerful and resonant, the 2015 will be a racy wine once it emerges from its recent bottling. As always, the Pergole Torte is differentiated from the Montevertine by its greater textural richness and perfume. In 2015, Pergole Torte is exotically ripe and flamboyant, not to mention utterly captivating. Don't miss it.
Le Pergole Torte: the prestige wine of Montevertine is only produced in outstanding vintages. This ultimate wine is aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months and then racked into small French oak (Allier) barrels for the final six month stage of its elevage. It is produced primarily from a two hectare vineyard planted in 1968 exclusively to Sangiovese vines with a north-northeast exposure. Montevertine is situated in the heart of the Chiantidistrict about halfway between Florence and Siena, specifically 3 kilometers orso south of Radda in Chianti. Documents attest to the fact that the hilltophamlet of Montevertine was first inhabited in the 11th century as a ruraldefensive fortress. There are traces of the original construction on the sitetoday. Sergio Manetti acquired Montevertine in 1967 as a vacation home for hisfamily. Once there, Signor Manetti planted two hectares of vineyards and builta small cantina with the idea of producing some wine for family and friends. The first vintage produced and bottled under the supervision of Signor Manettiwas 1971 and was received with great praise for its quality. Shortlythereafter, Signor Manetti abandoned his principal activity to devote himselfto producing wine at his magnificent estate. Having recognized the importance of the Sangiovese grape,Signor Manetti crafted his wines with an almost exclusive reliance on thatgrape variety. By 1981, due to Signor Manettis refusal to incorporateTrebbiano into the Montevertine blend, Montevertine left the Chianti Classicoconsortium, thereby forgoing the Chianti Classico denomination. In time theconsortium recognized the wisdom of Manettis stance but Montevertine remainsoutside the consortium, simply labeling its wines Rosso di Toscana. Becauseof these circumstances, Montevertine is frequently, but erroneously, includedin the category of super-Tuscan wine. In fact, Montevertines policy ofstrict reliance on Sangiovese with a small complement of Colorino and Canaiolois in direct contradiction to the approach of the super-Tuscan group of wineswhich purposely include non-local grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon,Syrah and Merlot in their blends. Despite the formal lack of the appellation,Montevertine is one of the rare examples of a true Chianti Classico. - - RWM
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SKU 23005
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Rosso di Toscana
Size 750ML
Case Quantity 12
Rating 97
Rating Source Antonio Galloni
Vintage 2015
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