2012 Tenuta Monteti
|Grapes||Merlot, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Alicante Bouschet|
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)
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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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