Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2011 (4.9/5)


It appears medium ruby, with good legs.

On the nose it's clean offering, with med+ intensity, a moving, layered, evolving succession of red cherries, fresh violets, menthol, earth and sweet tobacco, creamy vanilla (like coming from malolactic not from oak), savoury hints dried/roasted vine tomatoes, mineral notes of the best sangiovese.

On the palate is dry, with med+ acidity, silky tannins wonderfully structured and  supporting this pure and ethereal wine, medium alcohol, med+ body, great flavor intensity combined with such elegance, This remains a benchmark for sangiovese in purezza, and one of the best wines produced on our planet. Med+ finish. 

Outstanding quality. It is approachable Now but will keep evolving for a decade and more.  Premium Price, 100% Sangiovese (locally Sangioveto), Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.

As usual, intriguing labels realised by Alberto Manfredi. Always representing a variant of a female figure...perfect match for the feminine beauty and elegance of this wine.


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