2015 Tenuta Monteti
|Grapes||Petit Verdot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Alicante Bouschet|
Concentrated forest-fruit nose with a hint of fruit cake. Just a touch medicinal at first and then supple fruit of great depth. The gritty, firm tannins on the finish are a little demanding right now. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026 Rating: 16 Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com (Apr 2020)
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A good vintage, with a mild Winter and a normally wet Spring. The phenological stages of the vines were textbook from budding to veraison. Summer was hot but not torrid, in fact, it was refreshed by some showers. The harvest of the varieties dedicated to Caburnio started the 2nd of September with the Merlot and ended on the 30th with the Cabernet Sauvignon. It was a linear harvest – with a few short storms immediately dried by good north winds – which allowed us to pick healthy grapes at a perfect stage of maturation. Of a vivid and brilliant ruby red, it offers to the nose hints of jasmine, myrtle, redcurrant and mulberry, followed by notes of beeswax and delicate sweet spices. In the mouth, very coherent with the aromas, it presents itself as full, smooth and fresh with a fine tannin weave that extends into an intense finale. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Alicante BouschetWinemaker's notes
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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