Vintage 2016

MONTEVERRO


Our flagship. A true Premier Grand Cru of Maremma, made from the classic Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot and yet with the unmistakable character of the Tuscan coast. An ambitious wine in every respect - the grapes are exclusively from prime locations on our slopes which flow gently to the sea, the wine is aged for about 24 months in barriques from the best coopers (70-80 % new wood) and then for two years in the bottle. This gives it an unparalleled strength and complexity, sophisticated coolness and elegance. Its impressive diversity of bouquets ranging from berries and spicy notes increases year on year.

"Monteverro 2016 leaves no space for pleasantries. Iconic. The perfect vintage and the wise hands of the winemaker have given birth to an eternal and monumental Monteverro. Faceted and rich like a prism, it winds its way between elegance and intensity, equating the nose and the palate in a regal way."

More information on the vintages
  • Selection: 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 % Cabernet Franc, 15 % Merlot, 10 % Petit Verdot
  • Denomination: IGT Toscana Rosso
  • Region: Maremma, Tuscany
Ratings
  • Wineterminator: 97+/100
  • Tastingbook.com: 97+/100
  • Wine Advocate by Robert Parker: 96/100
  • Bibenda: 5 grappoli
  • Guida Oro Veronelli: 99/100
  • Falstaff: 98/100
  • James Suckling: 98/100
Tasting Notes
  • Color: Dark shiny ruby with touches of Ferrari red and purple on the rim.
  • On the nose: Deep concentrated nose with ripe dark fruit like cassis, blackberries, black cherries, cigar box, milk chocolate and white truffle.
  • On the plate: Silky dense entrance evolving on a layered mid-palate, lingering on fine granular tannins with touches of blueberries, iodine, dry pine needle, rosemary and pansies.
Vinification
  • Winemaking: Each lot fermented separately Fermentation in stainless steel and barrel Natural fermentation 100% gravity flow Punch downs by hand
  • Aging: 24 months in French oak barrels with 80% new oak
  • Bottling: No fining, no filtering
Wineyard
  • Soil: Clay and limestone with eroded stones
  • Plantation: 7575 vines/ha oriented north/south
  • Harvest: Handpicked, and harvest upon ripeness within sections