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