2008 Tenuta Monteti Monteti 1.5 L

Year: 2008
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$39.95

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"Starts out with some earthy funk in the aroma, leading to flavors of black currant, licorice, tobacco and spice on the palate. Dense, chewy and balanced, with a long aftertaste of black fruit, saline and licorice. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2015 through 2024. 2,830 cases made. –BS" (WS)

"The 2008 Monteti impresses for its depth and pure sensual expression of fruit. A warm, inviting bouquet leads to dark cherries, asphalt, graphite, tar and licorice in this rich, dynamic wine. The personality of the Tuscan Maremma comes through in spades. The 2008 is another incredibly reasonably priced wine from Monteti. It will challenge wines costing two times (or more) as much! Monteti is 50% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barrels, 70% new. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Tenuta Monteti remains arguably the single finest source for reasonably priced wines in Maremma." (WA)

"Grilled herbs, mocha, espresso, plums and graphite burst from the glass in the 2008 Tenuta Monteti. Endowed with serious depth and power, the 2008 impresses for its nuance, richness and sheer power. A warm, resonant finish laced with suggestive Cabernet Franc nuances rounds things out in style." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Tenuta Monteti is a project long nurtured by Paolo Baratta, which he pursued with great determination. He first envisioned the estate as a youth in the vineyards of Northern Italy. After many years, he found the site with ideal conditions for producing wines of great quality, with their own personality. Wines that are an expression of a land that is both picturesque and archaic.

The Tenuta Monteti estate is located in the Capalbio area of Maremma.

Over the past six years, Paolo and his team have determinedly used their energies to prepare the land, to organize the business, and to build the winery. Working side by side with esteemed wine maker Carlo Ferrini, they produce two wines of distinction under the Toscana IGT - Caburnio and Monteti.

With 25 hectares of vineyards, the future is bright for this new estate.