2013 Montevertine Toscana IGT

Year: 2013
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 92-94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$49.95

"Adopting a soft and intricate approach, the 2013 Montevertine is like an Impressionist's painting executed with pastel colors and bright patches of luminosity. The wine is subtle and undertone, yet the power of the narrative is not lost. It speaks of the purity of Sangiovese with impeccable aromas of wild cherry and white cherry that are followed by pressed rose and dried violets. The mouthfeel is silky and polished. The slightly cooler vintage, the long growing season and slow ripening have all contributed to create this truly authentic taste of Sangiovese." (WA)

"The 2013 Montevertine is pliant and expressive, with lovely mid-palate resonance and gorgeous depth. Today, the Montevertine comes across as a bit raw and unpolished, especially next to the sublime Pergole Torte, but it nevertheless shows ample potential as well as pedigree, not to mention multiple dimensions to its personality. This sample was a bit unsettled, which suggests it might have been racked recently. Still, the overall texture is impossible to miss." (VM)

Winery Notes:
VARIETALS:
Sangiovese 90% - Canaiolo-Colorino 10%

YIELD (WINE/HA):
hl 45

FERMENTATION ALCOHOLIC:
in cement vats over approx. 21 days

ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION:
in cement vats

AGEING:
24 months in slavonian oak barrels and approx. 3 months in the bottle

SERVING TEMPERATURE:
17-18°

MATCHING DISHES:
salami, grilled meat, pasta, stews, and bouillabaisse stewed fish.