Montevertine Le Pergole Torte (750ml)
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Sergio Manetti founded Montevertine in 1967 when Radda, one of the highest and rockiest sites of Chianti Classico was considered one of the trickiest places to ripen grapes. Today, it offers one of the longest growing seasons of the region.
Manetti bypassed the traditional Chianti recipe, however, which at the time demanded the use of white grapes in the blend. He created Le Pergole Torte from 100% Sangiovese, which lays claim to being one of the first Super Tuscans.
The 2016 Le Pergole Torte is magnificent, just as it was last year. Rich, dense and explosive, with stunning depth and texture, the 2016 possesses off the charts intensity while remaining light on its feet for such rich a powerful, layered wine. There is almost no perception of tannin. Black cherry, plum, lavender, menthol, spice and new leather all meld together in a pliant, striking Pergole Torte endowed with tremendous pedigree and nuance. Put simply, the 2016 is off the charts great. The only reason the 2016 does not earn a perfect score is that cramped quarters in the cellar oblige Montevertine to bottle Pergole Torte in several lots. 99pts