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Montervertine, Rosso di Toscana 2019
Italy / Red

Montervertine, Rosso di Toscana 2019

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannin

Notes from Rosenthal:

"Montevertine is situated in the heart of the Chianti district about halfway between Florence and Siena. Documents attest to the fact that the hilltop hamlet of Montevertine was first inhabited in the 11th century as a rural defensive fortress. Sergio Manetti acquired Montevertine in 1967 as a vacation home for his family. Once there, Signor Manetti planted two hectares of vineyards and built a small cantina with the idea of producing some wine for family and friends. The first vintage produced and bottled under the supervision of Signor Manetti was 1971 and was received with great praise for its quality. Shortly thereafter, Signor Manetti abandoned his principal activity to devote himself to producing wine at his magnificent estate.

Having recognized the importance of the Sangiovese grape, Signor Manetti crafted his wines with an almost exclusive reliance on that grape variety. By 1981, due to Signor Manetti’s refusal to incorporate Trebbiano into the Montevertine blend, Montevertine left the Chianti Classico consortium, thereby forgoing the Chianti Classico denomination. In time the consortium recognized the wisdom of Manetti’s stance but Montevertine remains outside the consortium, simply labeling its wines “Rosso di Toscana”.

Recent years have seen a generational shift at the Montevertine estate with the passing of Sergio Manetti, Giulio Gambelli, and most recently Bruno Bini (the cellarmaster). Montevertine is now in the hands of Martino Manetti, son of Sergio, and Paolo Salvi, Gambelli’s protégée, both of whom remain dedicated to the style and philosophy of their forebears."

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Varieties
Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino
Farming
Practicing Organic
Soil
Limestone Marl & Sandstone
Winemaking
Hand-harvested, fermentation in cement, aged 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. All movement of the wine is by gravity and the wine is never pumped, in accordance with the traditional methods of the region. The wines are bottled without filtration and then held in bottle for at least six months prior to release.