The Montevertine is the great character among the Sangiovese Chianti, expressed in one of its best forms. From an area – Radda in Chianti – known for the finesse and elegance of its wines, this evokes many of the characteristics of Pinot Noir when tasted blind.
Montevertine is the historic wine of the company, produced between 1971 and 1981 as Chianti Classico Montevertine, and since 1982, following its exit from the Chianti Classico Consortium, simply as Montevertine. From selected Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes, it ages for two years in Slavonian oak barrels. The Colorino endows it with colour and floweriness; Canaiolo, on the other hand, lets us perceive the fruit and helps to support the tannin and freshness of the Sangiovese.
The grapes come from a 2.5-hectare vineyard, filled with rows that enjoy south-easterly and southern exposure. The harvest is conducted manually.
Its colour is of low intensity, but of great vivacity and brightness. Interesting notes of red fruits on the nose mingle with the interplay of dark and fresh spices, such as liquorice. It concludes with a herbaceous finish reminiscent of undergrowth, ranging from ferns to mosses.
Its texture is complex, full and enveloping, structured by clear and marked tannin. This is a wine of good persistence. The freshness, especially in its youth, is clear – leaving it for some time in the cellar will achieve a balance that reminds us of Le Pergole Torte, the company’s flagship product.
Weight: 4.5 kg
Denomination: Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC
Grapes: Sangiovese 90% canaiolo 5% colorino 5%
Aging: 2 years in Slavonian durmast barrel
Alcohol content: 14%
Service temperature: 16/18 °C
Pairing: Pici al ragù di Chianina