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Le Pergole Torte Montevertine 97ag 2001

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"The 2001 Le Pergole Torte is incredibly elegant and sophisticated. It boasts fabulous depth and pure richness. Stylistically, the 2001 stands apart from every other vintage at Montevertine. An early April frost reduced yields by 40%, resulting in an unusually dense, powerful Pergole Torte. Because of the sheer richness of the fruit, the 2001 can be enjoyed today, but it has the depth to develop gracefully for another 20 years, easily. Layers of dark red fruit, spices and rose petals build to a rich, explosive crescendo of aromas and flavors that satisfies all of the hedonistic and intellectual senses. This is a dazzling showing for the 2001...97." -- Antonio Galloni Vinous Media 6/12

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

"The 2001 Le Pergole Torte is incredibly elegant and sophisticated. It boasts fabulous depth and pure richness. Stylistically, the 2001 stands apart from every other vintage at Montevertine. An early April frost reduced yields by 40%, resulting in an unusually dense, powerful Pergole Torte. Because of the sheer richness of the fruit, the 2001 can be enjoyed today, but it has the depth to develop gracefully for another 20 years, easily. Layers of dark red fruit, spices and rose petals build to a rich, explosive crescendo of aromas and flavors that satisfies all of the hedonistic and intellectual senses. This is a dazzling showing for the 2001...97." -- Antonio Galloni Vinous Media 6/12

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