2012 Tenuta Monteti
|Grapes||Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv|
'It’s interesting how the petit verdot grape keeps popping up in conversation these days. Back in April, in Bordeaux, a good few of the châteaux mentioned that they were planting more and when I tasted this “Super Tuscan” the other day I was delighted to see that this underrated grape majored in the blend – 55% petit verdot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc.
Monteti is made from 28 different micro-plots, which are all vinified separately in bespoke vats. You can taste the care and attention that goes into this intricately assembled wine. It is like a vintage car purring on a forecourt, pristine and glinting in the sun, begging you to get in for a tear around the countryside.
I absolutely love the class and elegance on display here and, because it is not a silly price, I venture that Monteti is in a league of its own. Every reader should buy a case – every palate will adore this wine, I promise.' Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Oct 2017)
*Case price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
55% Petit Verdot, 25% Cab Sauv, 20% Cab franc Much more subdued nose, plums and cassis with touch of tobacco and oak. Palate is much more forward, richly fruited with cassis, blueberry, cherry and then tobacco, liquorice/basalmic notes, ripe acid, rich tannins, lovely length. Drinking range: 2017 - 2025 L&S (Apr 2017)
Monteti, the estate’s flagship wine, majors on petit verdot – a rarity. With five years under its belt it has sweet, floral aromas with tobacco and game notes Jane Parkinson, www.janeparkinson.com (Dec 2017)
Tenuta Monteti is situated in the southern part of the Maremma, some fifteen kilometres from the border of the region of Scansano, under the hill of Monteti, an amphitheatre which protects the estate from coastal winds. The twenty-five hectares of vineyard are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Alicante and Merlot in individual lots of one hectare, each vinified separately in the new, state of the art, winery.
The wines are marked by a pronounced individuality, reflecting not only the 'terroir' of the region, but more importantly a freshness of fruit and balanced acidity which makes them so very drinkable. They are intentionally understated wines which perform on the palate in a musical fashion - a delicate introduction which builds to the most wonderful crescendo.
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