Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | International Red Wines: Montevertine 2011 Le Pergole Torte Tuscany

  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
    Montevertine 2011 Le Pergole Torte Tuscany Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
    Montevertine 2011 Le Pergole Torte Tuscany Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Ian Cauble

Ever since Sergio Manetti purchased the Montevertine estate in 1967—and produced his first vintage in 1971—Montevertine has enjoyed a cult following. Le Pergole Torte is made solely from Sangiovese, including fruit from Manetti’s original 2-hectare parcel. It represents one of the purest expressions of Sangiovese in Tuscany.

  • The 2011 vintage was extremely warm late in the summer; luckily, intense rains early in the season provided crucial reserves for old-vine sites.
  • The wine is fermented in cement vats and then pressed into large neutral casks for aging. It spends an additional 6 months in small Allier French casks.
  • Since 1982, the artist Alberto Manfredi has created distinctive artwork for the labels.

Montevertine, montevertine.it ($110)

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