Montevertine “Le Pergole Torte” 2018 1.5L
Montevertine is situated in the heart of the Chianti district about halfway between Florence and Siena. 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. The first vintage of “Le Pergole Torte” released was the 1977. It was the first 100% Sangiovese wine to be produced in the Radda in Chianti area. The grapes come from Montevertine’s oldest vineyards, planted between 1968 and 1999. It is aged for one year in Allier barriques and one year in Slavonian oak barrels.