MONTEVERTINE VERTICAL (FLORENCE - WINE IN PROGRESS 17/11/2013): So sexy and capturing, sapid and waxy Ripe fruit, almost candied. It's difficult to find such a complex nose on a 2002! On the palate is racy, weak and rustic, compared to the charming aromas I smelled before.. Maybe an unpleasant phase of developement
Naso molto più intenso e accattivante, sapito e resinoso. La frutta diventa più matura, quasi caramellata. Da passarci le ore a scuotere il bicchiere e sniffarlo!!! La bocca è più esile di quella che ci si aspettava dopo un naso così imponente, mancanza di corpo e tannini un po' rustici... Forse un periodo di assestamento...
This is from memory. I had a bottle a few months ago. Bad vintages = deals on good producers. Montevertine threw out 40% of their fruit in this vintage and combined fruit from their best plots the make this wine. Yes, that includes fruit from their vines that produce their flagship wine "Le Pergole Torte", which was not produced this year. This wine is no heavy weight for sure, but it is very elegant and is beginning to show really well with secondary characteristics coming through. Good acidity and the tannins are resolving.
Light garnet color, a bit orange around the rim. Nose of tart red plum and dusty earth with some herbal, cocoa and violet notes. Silky on the palate with medium body, but delicate flavors, almost Burgundian; a bit odd for a Sangiovese blend. 12.5% abv. Interesting and worthwhile wine, but not for the tariff.
Earthy cherry smells, some cinnamon too. This is light colored and not terribly concentrated wine, which is a bit frustrating because what's there is quite nice, but it's just too dilute to be memorable or impressive.
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