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Montevertine Il Sodaccio 1998

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep and dark on the nose with big black cherry fruit accented by precise mineral tones, spicy anise seed and green herbal notes and top notes of smoldering soil. On the palate this is surprisingly bright and juicy with huge, ripe tannins and excellent, deep dark cherry fruit edged with slightly medicinal and floral notes. The finish shows a nice leather edge and adds interesting suggestions of dried fruit but this never looses freshness. 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 Montevertine Il Sodaccio

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
4.50 5
Vintage: 1997 01/12/2010

Deep and dark on the nose with big black cherry fruit accented by precise mineral tones, spicy anise seed and green herbal notes and top notes of smoldering soil. On the palate this is surprisingly bright and juicy with huge, ripe tannins and excellent, deep dark cherry fruit edged with slightly medicinal and floral notes. The finish shows a nice leather edge and adds interesting suggestions of dried fruit but this never looses freshness. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
4.00 5
Vintage: 1990 01/12/2010

This has just a lovely array of aromatics that range from bitter almond to sweet red cassis with notes of roasted beef, dried rose, juniper berry, forest floor and mushroom all creeping in from time to time. On entry this is deceptively opulent before the acid and slight astringency snaps everything into place and the midpalate fills with dark, ripe fruit. There is a slight drop-off on the backend and a certain leanness on the finish which makes me feel that this is best drunk soon, but the fruit powers back up on the finale showing complex of gunpowder and roasted meat. A wine just past peak. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
5.00 5
Vintage: 1990 12/12/2008

What a fantastic nose full of effusive leather, spice, earth, herb and slightly gamey small red berry fruits with just a hint of super elastic bubble plastic volatility. The nose gains a rare meat/roasted meat tone with air. This is absolutely at peak with just a hint of agressiveness to the ever so slightly astringent tannins that don't preevent this from feeling silken in the mouth. The acids are perfectly integrated supporting wild strawberry and raspberry fruit up front that morph into classic spice, warm iron, anise tones on the long finish. Rich and exceptional. 2008-2015 96pts


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Vintage: 1997 09/03/2011

A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Montevertine Il Sodaccio Vino da Tavola 750ml




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