2014 Tenuta Monteti
|Grapes||Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot|
2014 is a vintage that really drove the cream to the top! Tough conditions meant that even top terroirs had to be brilliantly worked to get top quality fruit. Here at Monteti a crazy selection was carried out in the vineyard. Picking row by row and plant by plant. Over several days they brought in the very best of the vintage with 2 or 3 runs through each row harvesting. Maintaining the highest quality means they left 50% of the fruit on the ground and have a very diminished volume - but of superb quality. There is a touch more Petit Verdot this year 60% (this up 5%) with 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Such great spice. Some balsamic here too. Dark fruit - rich and deep feel, some sweet meat This is impressive stuff. Brambling dark fruit, spiced and seasoned - not glossy, but really smart for 2014. Some garrigue, herbal notes too and that Petit Verdot element adds the bones. Harvesting here is so precise. Smaller berries were selected to ensure that there is structure and no dilution. Impeccable! L&S (Sep 2019)
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Rich yet fresh fruit stitched together by noble oak notes. Juicy fruit with gritty tannins. Lots of interest and quite a feat for this cold and rainy vintage. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026 Rating: 17 Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com(Apr 2020)
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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