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Expert Picks: Montevertine and Montevertine!

Posted on | May 14, 2015 | Written by Francesco Vigorito | No Comments

Francesco 2014Montevertine is not only responsible for some of the best wines in Tuscany, but also in the entire world. The Le Pergole Torte is perhaps the finest Sangiovese produced in Chianti today, and you can see this in the way the wine ages and develops. Today, I have two excellent vintages​—one for drinking and one for either cellaring or drinking. I can’t say enough about these guys but year after year, they are always my favorites!

Montevertine 1990 Le Pergole Torte Riserva (6L) $9,999.00

Perhaps the finest and rarest vintage of Torte produced, the 1990 Le Pergole Torte Riserva is a nearly eternal wine that demonstrates the true beauty of Sangiovese in its entirety: soft, luscious fruit strewn with cherry, tobacco, flowers and spice all woven together by the finest and silkiest tannins you can imagine. This is a wine that can bring tears to your eyes and it’s also one of Sergio’s very favorite wines–and the fact that this bottle is an Imperial only means it’s aging spectacularly.

Montevertine 2000 Le Pergole Torte $199.00

The 2000 is going to be a lot more primary than the 1990. Firm tannins, bright fruit and a powerful yet elegant personality define this vintage. You can drink this now or wait another five or ten years. The wine is absolutely seamless from start to finish and Sangiovese lovers should not miss out on this stunner!

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