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Azienda Agricola Montevertine Sangiovese Blend Toscana IGT Riserva 1997

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose on this wine offers superb freshness, especially for the vintage, with it's notes of tarragon, leather, cigarette smoke and hints of cocoa cookie dough. This opens a bit tough on the palate with grippy tannins though lovely acidity. The texture is quite Burgundian and while the midpalate offers up tons of red berry fruit there is not much complexity or length. Still a bit too youthful this should add both in due time. 2011-2018

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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 Sangiovese Blend Toscana IGT Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.50 5
09/22/2008

The nose on this wine offers superb freshness, especially for the vintage, with it's notes of tarragon, leather, cigarette smoke and hints of cocoa cookie dough. This opens a bit tough on the palate with grippy tannins though lovely acidity. The texture is quite Burgundian and while the midpalate offers up tons of red berry fruit there is not much complexity or length. Still a bit too youthful this should add both in due time. 2011-2018




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