Lucien Michel | March 19, 2020

A Tuscan Unicorn 

A truly magnificent estate nestled in the heart of the Chianti Hills, Montevertine crafts traditional Tuscan wines true to their origin and full of charm. At 425 meters above sea level, this winery has freed itself from the stylistic constraints imposed on DOCG and DOC wines, producing Toscana IGT wines that are recognised by wine lovers around the world as some of the very finest from Tuscany.  

The flagship wine, Montevertine, is a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes, and is aged for around 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels. This wine has enviable consistency year to year, with a huge following among wine lovers and critics alike. It is a wine full of elegance, displaying bright red fruits, a touch of black cherry and Provençal herb aromas, with wonderful balance. This cuvée is enjoyable in its youth and pairs perfectly with pasta dishes, cold cuts, or barbecued meats. 
Montevertine also produces a more age-worthy cuvée, Le Pergole Torte, which is highly sought-after and collectible. This wine is made from carefully selected Sangiovese grapes, aged for approximately 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels and then 12 months in Allier barriques. This is considered to be one Italy’s finest and most consistent wines, and claims status as the original Super-Tuscan. These wines are vibrant, deep and elegant, and I am a big fan of the artistic label by Alberto Manfredi - each vintage depicts a different portrait by the artist, yet another reason to collect the wines.   

Often seen at vertical tastings, we have 2 vintages of this rare label. If you are looking to purchase additional vintages, please do reach out.