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Le Pergole Torte Montevertine 100ag 1990

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"The 1990 Le Pergole Torte Riserva is a youngster even today. It bursts from the glass with extraordinary richness, power and depth. Dark cherries, plums, camphor, licorice and spices are woven together in this stunning, towering wine. The 1990 Riserva remains a monument to Sangiovese. It is one of the great wines of this legendary vintage. Following the harvest, Sergio Manetti found one cask of his Pergole Torte was different from the others. It was the cask with the last fruit to be brought into the cellar. That cask ended up being bottled as the one and only Pergole Torte Riserva made at Montevertine. Readers lucky enough to own the 1990 Riserva are in for a real treat. At 22 years of age, the 1990 Riserva remains a youngster...100 Points." -- Antonio Galloni 6/12

Region: Italy » Tuscany

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  • 1990

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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

"The 1990 Le Pergole Torte Riserva is a youngster even today. It bursts from the glass with extraordinary richness, power and depth. Dark cherries, plums, camphor, licorice and spices are woven together in this stunning, towering wine. The 1990 Riserva remains a monument to Sangiovese. It is one of the great wines of this legendary vintage. Following the harvest, Sergio Manetti found one cask of his Pergole Torte was different from the others. It was the cask with the last fruit to be brought into the cellar. That cask ended up being bottled as the one and only Pergole Torte Riserva made at Montevertine. Readers lucky enough to own the 1990 Riserva are in for a real treat. At 22 years of age, the 1990 Riserva remains a youngster...100 Points." -- Antonio Galloni 6/12

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