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Azienda Agricola Montevertine le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Still showing excellent fresh, wild cherry fruit on the nose with a strong underlay of tobacco and almond skins and top notes of smoke and prosciutto. On the palate this is fresh and precise with every element fading in harmony. That harmony extends throughout the mouth and into the finish making this one of the most enjoyable wines of the night. There’s great strawberry fruit on the mid-palate that exhibits a wonderful combination of sweetness and transparency. Everything just clicks into place with this wine. A great bottle of a fully mature wine. 92pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Azienda Agricola Montevertine le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,968
4.50 5
01/12/2010

Still showing excellent fresh, wild cherry fruit on the nose with a strong underlay of tobacco and almond skins and top notes of smoke and prosciutto. On the palate this is fresh and precise with every element fading in harmony. That harmony extends throughout the mouth and into the finish making this one of the most enjoyable wines of the night. There’s great strawberry fruit on the mid-palate that exhibits a wonderful combination of sweetness and transparency. Everything just clicks into place with this wine. A great bottle of a fully mature wine. 92pts




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