Montevertine IGT Cl Sangioveto-Canaiolo-Colorino Azienda Agricola Montevertine Radda In Chianti-Siena Toscana 2004
Editorial Reviews for Montevertine IGT Cl Sangioveto-Canaiolo-Colorino Azienda Agricola Montevertine Radda In Chianti-Siena Toscana
Very balsamic on the nose and very fresh with grassy notes, a bit of terpene, and emerging floral tones. In the mouth this is very young and disjointed with edgy acids and a bit of heat on the finish. The midpalate shows some nice cherry fruit but this comes off as short, simple and lean tonight. This needs time to come together. Judgment reserved
Deep and earthy on the nose with tremendous floral tones and smoky, slightly spicy tones of dried berries. This is a mouth filling wine with slightly astringent tannins that add nice grab in the mouth. Floral and dark up front with notes of hibiscus, earth, and bitter cherry on the mid-palate that lead to a long strawberry toned finish. This is a bit hard, and tightens up with air, but it exhibits all the raw materials needed to improve in the cellar. 89pts
External Reviews for Montevertine IGT Cl Sangioveto-Canaiolo-Colorino Azienda Agricola Montevertine Radda In Chianti-Siena Toscana
This is Montevertine's ultimate achievement. The estate parted ways with the Chianti DOCG in order to be able to make 100% Sangiovese, and here is the much-celebrated result. Aged for at least two years in barrel, the wine has the intensity of a classic Super Tuscan with a lighter feel on the palate and more finesse and elegance.
For pure and unparalleled expression of the Sangiovese grape, look no further than Montevertine, an estate that gives new meaning to the word "Supertuscan." Aged 2 years in large barrels, this cuvée is almost all Sangiovese with a miniscule addition of Colorino. Concentrated and brooding in its youth, the wine will unfold spectacularly over time.