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Azienda Agricola Montevertine Il Sodaccio Vino da Tavola 1998

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep and fresh on the nose with lots of woody, woodsy, loamy soil tones with hints of drying grass and cinnamon adding depth and complexity to the slightly jammy fruit. Big and dense on the palate, and even a touch clumsy, with astringent tannins and a bit of heat on the finish. More indicative of the vintage than the house style. There is nice fruit here but this lacks integration and balance. 88pts

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Region: Italy » Tuscany

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Azienda Agricola Montevertine:
MONTEVERTINE lies within the heart of the Chianti hills, in the community of Radda at an altitude of 425 m above sea level. Documents show that the site has been dwelled since the 11th century. Traces of the original construction, which undoubtedly was of defensive nature and which later on had been converted to a rural housing, are still preserved. Our wine-making procedure is extremely tra... Read more
MONTEVERTINE lies within the heart of the Chianti hills, in the community of Radda at an altitude of 425 m above sea level. Documents show that the site has been dwelled since the 11th century. Traces of the original construction, which undoubtedly was of defensive nature and which later on had been converted to a rural housing, are still preserved. Our wine-making procedure is extremely traditional and it has been never been varied since the very first vintage. The grapes are harvested by hand and then fermented in glazed cement vats, without temperature control, and the must is topped up twice daily in order to keep the top marc moist and to obtain a slow extraction of the tannins from the skins. After the racking off, the malolactic fermentation is also carried out using cement vats. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, our wines are stored in wooden barrels over a period of approximately two years.The wines will never be filtered and the topping-up method, without any pumps, is used for the bottling. For the ageing of our wines we use oak barrels from Slavonia with a 5.5 to 18 hectolitre capacity and 225 litre Allier casks. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Azienda Agricola Montevertine Il Sodaccio Vino da Tavola

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
01/12/2010

Deep and fresh on the nose with lots of woody, woodsy, loamy soil tones with hints of drying grass and cinnamon adding depth and complexity to the slightly jammy fruit. Big and dense on the palate, and even a touch clumsy, with astringent tannins and a bit of heat on the finish. More indicative of the vintage than the house style. There is nice fruit here but this lacks integration and balance. 88pts



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