Wine "Montevertine", Toscana IGT, 2017, 1.5 L
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The wine has a ruby red color.
Taste wine luxurious, multi-layered, with notes of ripe dark fruit, balanced acidity, velvety tannins and a long, rich finish.
The wine has a rich, fascinating aroma blend harmoniously in the notes of dark fruit, spice, leather and tobacco.
The wine is perfect for grilled meats, salami, pasta, cold meats, meat or fish, stewed with vegetables. Especially well it is combined with strakotto on Tuscan (beef stewed with spices and onions).
Montevertine "- second wine farms, created by nature itself, rather than high-tech. It symbolizes thin Tuscany, elegant and simple. The history of this wine is associated with some difficulties. At the time, Sergio Manetti had to leave the consortium of Chianti Classico and refuse classification DOC, nothing to restrict them from Giulio Gambell work on wines from varieties such as Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo. Winemakers tried to prove that Sangiovese - self-sufficient grade and he does not need the support of Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. It was finally created the perfect wine "Montevertine" .
"Montevertine" is created from a crop harvested from vines planted in 1972 and 1982 on an area of 2.5 hectares. The exposition of the vineyard - the southern and south-east. Stocking density - 5000 vines / ha, with whom receive yields of 45 hl / ha. Maceration and fermentation are carried out within 25-30 days in cement tanks, glass-lined. Then, in the same compartment flows malolactic fermentation. The wine matures in barrels of Slavonian oak for 24 months, and then an additional 6 months aged in bottles. Filtration and stabilization are not held. Bleaching takes place by settling when the slurry to precipitate by gravity. When bottling pumps are used. Wine storage capacity is 15-17 years.
Montevertine estate is located in the heart of Chianti, in the community of Radda. In 1967, Sergio Manetti - metallurgical business owner, bought it as a country station. He restored the old house and broke a 2 hectare vineyard to make some wine for friends and customers. The first vintage - 1971, was more than decent and Sergio Manetti decided to present wine Italian wine fair in Verona - Vinitaly, through the Chamber of Commerce of Siena. The wine was an instant success, and a few years later, Sergio left his business to devote himself to winemaking. It is from this area is still produced one of the greatest Tuscan wines in history, the icon of the Tuscan winemaking - grand "Le Pergole".
After the death of Sergio Manetti in 2000, vineyard management passed to his son Martino Manetti, who is assisted by Bruno Bini - comprehensive expert on climate and soils, and Giulio Gambella, which since 1977 is the only oenologist and consultant services, author of the first millesime "Le Pergole Torte ".
Now Montevertine vineyards occupy 18 hectares, of which 90% is given Sangiovese and 10% - Colorino and Canaiolo. Wine production is extremely traditional and never changed from the first year of manufacture. The grapes are harvested by hand, usually fermentation takes about 25 days in cement vats enameled without temperature control. Then the wine assambliruetsya. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in cement vats. Excerpt runs 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels, 6 months in French oak barriques of Allier and 6 months in bottles. No filtration and stabilization is not performed, the bottling is done under the influence of gravity. Wines are produced in a limited volume - an average of 2,000 boxes of 6 bottles. Wine storage capacity - 15 years or more.