Montevertine lies within the Chianti hills, Italy. The estate was founded by Sergio Manetti. Formerly a manufacturer of steel products he turned his hand to winemaking in the 1970’s. The 18 heactares of vineyards are now managed by his son Martino Manetti. The mainstay for the estate is the Sangiovese grape which amounts to 90% of its production. The remaining 10% is Canaiolo and Colorino. All three varieties of grapes are indigenous to the region. The older vines are pruned using the Guyot procedure and the newer ones the cordon technique. The estate started its organic conversion in 2009.
This is a deep rich red wine with elegance and finesse. Montevertine Rosso is a classic wine a cuvee that is a direct expression of the estates terroir. The wine is aged in Slovenian oak barrels for 24 months. On the palate there are strong hints of raspberries and strawberry balanced with a definite minerality. The wine has a long lasting finish and is extremely well balanced with fine silky tannins and a great overall structure. A seriously outstanding wine from an estate that is rated alongside the world’s finest.
The Wine Advocate: “Adopting a soft and intricate approach, the 2013 Montevertine is like an Impressionist’s painting executed with pastel colours and bright patches of luminosity. The wine is subtle and undertone, yet the power of the narrative is not lost. It speaks of the purity of Sangiovese with impeccable aromas of wild cherry and white cherry that are followed by pressed rose and dried violets. The mouthfeel is silky and polished. The slightly cooler vintage, the long growing season and slow ripening have all contributed to create this truly authentic taste of Sangiovese.” 95 points
This wine is from a certified producer.