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Debuting Montevertine’s Superb 2016 Rosso
January 27, 2020
A Note from Sergio

When Montevertine's Sergio Manetti began making wine in the Radda hills of Chianti in the late '60s, he did it with the express purpose of rejecting international influences. He grew only the traditional grapes of Toscana--Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo--the makings of traditional Chianti Classico. Manetti wanted to make a wine that sang deeply, articulately, and beautifully of Toscana; he wanted to make a wine that could come from nowhere else, and he succeeded, first with his Montevertine Rosso, then the mono-varietal Sangiovese bottling Le Pergole Torte and, finally, with Pian del Ciampolo. These wines could come from nowhere else but those Radda hillsides, and they are glorious.

Today, I'm delighted to bring you not Montevertine's marquee Le Pergole Torte, but its lesser-known beauty, Montevertine Rosso. My clients know Montevertine's Le Pergole Torte, so it amazes me that so many people have never even tried the estate's flagship, Montevertine Rosso. While Le Pergole Torte steals all of Montevertine's thunder, the estate's Rosso hides in its shadows. But sometimes, just sometimes, Montevertine Rosso is arguably the better wine. Radiant, polished, powerful, and intense, the 2016 Montevertine Rosso release will likely astonish you--and it'll drink for decades. If you love Sangiovese, you do not want to miss this wine!

Enjoy!

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Sergio Esposito
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Montevertine Rosso 2016 750ml
Montevertine Rosso 2016 750ml
Price: $74.99

Dazzling, elegant, and chiseled, Montevertine’s ’16 Rosso is a triumph of finesse and sophistication. Sweet cherries and crisp blue fruits mingle with violet petals, licorice, spices and touches of smoky minerals and fresh herbs. Fine-grained tannins meld seamlessly with the wine’s vivid acidity, which puts this wine’s rich fruits in high relief. Montevertine’s lush yet focused ‘16 Rosso is all about precision and structure, and it is gorgeous! Mostly Sangiovese blended with 10% Colorino and Canaiolo, Montevertine Rosso derives mostly from a single six-acre south-southwest facing vineyard planted in 1982. Made in traditional Chianti fashion--fermented in cement vats for about three weeks followed by aging in Slavonian barrels for about two years--Montevertine Rosso is at its essence one of the purest Chiantis from the maker of the most collectable mono-varietal Sangiovese Super-Tuscan wine, Le Pergole Torte. more info