2019 Rosato Tenuta Monteti

Grapes Cab Franc, Merlot
Colour Rosé
Origin Italy, Tuscany
District Bolgheri
ABV 13%

Tasted at our Italian tasting on the 26th February - as always Javier has made a great Rosé that has that sought after paleness of Provence. However, this is made from 80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc and immediately, on the palate, there is a sense of real personality about this wine. Bags of texture (a slightly tannic note), with lots of red fruits. Fresh, vibrant, juicy. A real winner and certainly one to pair with food. Excellent! L&S (Mar 2020)

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Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Quite zesty with a bit more structure than a typical Provence rose. Good food wine with something to get your teeth into. A satisfying rosé for the table. Drinking range: 2020 - 2021 Rating: 16/20 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Apr 2020)

Terrific, bright and breezy, red plum and radicchio-redolent, full-on Tuscan pink, mostly merlot, topped up with cabernet franc.Jane MacQuitty, The Times (May 2020)

The 2019 T.M. Rosé is fresh yet also quite earthy, leaning toward savory herbs and crushed stone minerality, as notes of young strawberry and pretty florals come forward. On the palate, soft textures give way to a mix of ripe red berries and melon tones, carried by brisk acids. It finishes a bit short, yet with a mouthwatering, almost-salty quality, which just begs you to take another sip. There may not be unseen depths here, but the 2019 Tenuta Monteti is ready to give a lot of pleasure. Drinking range: 2020 - 2022 Rating: 89 Eric Guido, (May 2020)

Tenuta Monteti

Tenuta Monteti is in the southern part of the Maremma, close to the town of Capalbio and 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.

Monteti was founded in 1998 by engineer Paolo Baratta and Gemma Bracco, after they had conducted a long search for the right site, guided by oenologist Carlo Ferrini. The whole project was created from scratch, and Paolo's engineering background was used to the full. When the land was being prepared they encountered many huge boulders, and rather than break these up they dug them out and now they stand around the vineyard like sentinels, becoming the emblem of the estate. Much work was done to harvest rainwater for irrigation as required, and also to prevent run-off erosion. Sensors are installed all round the vineyard to measure vine stress and and soil humidity, including several underground. The winery was built to allow all processes to be by gravity alone, and for all the parcels to be vinified separately. There are nice little engineering touches such as the handrail of the gantry over the vats doubling as the pipe that carries the must to them. The first wines were finally produced in 2004 and first marketed in 2007. Eva Baratta, daughter of Gemma and Paolo, took up the reins in 2010, helped by her husband Javier Pedrazzini. Roberto Rossi, who has been there from the start, is in charge of the vineyards, while in the cellar it is Christian Coco, who started as a trainee in 2007 then became managing oenologist in 2012, with Carlo Ferrini still there as consulting oenologist. They are backed by a team of twelve other vineyard and cellar workers.

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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