Montevertine was purchased by Sergio Manetti in 1967 as a holiday home and, planning to produce wine for himself and for friends and relatives, he planted some Sangiovese vineyards. The results obtained were already so surprising that he decided to send a few bottles to Vinitaly in Verona and it was immediately a great success, certainly also thanks to the advice of Giulio Gambelli, the most expert Sangiovese connoisseur of the time. From then on it was decided to get serious, Sergio will devote himself exclusively to the production of wine, increasing the quality every year. The company has its own land at 425 m a.s.l. and is located in Radda in Chianti and only typical varieties of the denomination are grown, including Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino.
All the grapes come from the homonymous vineyards, which also represent the best and most suitable part of the company’s plots. The grapes are rigorously harvested by hand to preserve the quality. The latter then ferment in contact with the skins in cement tanks for 25 days. Subsequently the wine ages for at least 24 months in total, of which 1 year in new barriques, and the other year in Slavonian oak barrels. It rests for another 3 months in the bottle before being placed on the market.
Intense and dark ruby red color, with garnet rim. On the nose, a very elegant and precious succession of aromas among which we recognize ripe cherry, dried plum and raspberry jam and wild berries, with dried violets; intense bouquet of spices of black pepper, cloves, roasted, vanilla and arabica, licorice and dark chocolate. On the palate it is soft and harmonious, intriguing and with a good skeleton; counterbalanced by hard components such as fine acidity, velvety tannins and a background of minerality. The finish is once again a symphony of elegance, with hints of ripe fruit and very long spices.
Le Pergole Torte represent the true soul of Tuscan Sangiovese and Radda; in this Montevertine has always been one step ahead of everyone. Is it really important what we combine with such a champion? Meditation wine by definition, to be discovered in every single nuance.