Terra di Monteverro 2010, FINE Das Weinmagazin

This Terra di Monteverro benefits from the perfectly matured Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines which bring better results at Monteverro than Merlot. A very promising wine with structure, acidity and elegance which all indicate its potential.

Terra di Monteverro 2010, Wine Advocate by Robert Parker

The 2010 Terra di Monteverro shows lovely softness and a compact, clean quality of fruit. The blend is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc with equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot all aged 20 months in oak. The wine shows excellent integration and harmony with thick richness on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.

Tasted from a 100-milliliter test tube, the Monteverro 2010 Terra di Monteverro brings us back in time, and it is the most intriguing sample in this mini vertical of three selected vintages. The wine is mature, no surprise, with hints of licorice and dried rosemary that add unique complexity and depth. The primary fruit, with all its inky and impenetrable darkness, is still there. However, the bouquet is beautifully amplified and shaped by extra bottle age

Chardonnay 2010, James Suckling

A dense, fruity white with toasted oak, pie and caramel. Full-bodied and rich with yogurt and lemon-meringue character. Wood still shows a lot. Drink now.

Chardonnay 2010, Wineterminator

Ein rassiger, extraktreicher Riese mit sehr gut eingebundenem Holz und gewaltiger Struktur, perfekter Spagat zwischen kalifornischer Fruchtfülle und Kraft auf der einen und burgundischer Eleganz und Finesse auf der anderen Seite, sehr lang am Gaumen, 95+/100 mit Potential für 1-2 mehr.

Chardonnay 2010, FINE Das Weinmagazin

Even if you recognize Burgundy and California in this wine, this Chardonnay is really characterised by Italy or, more precisely, Tuscany. With this wine Monteverro stands out among Tuscan white wines. Still closed and restrained but with a very promising appearance. Fine spicy aroma, complex and well balanced.

Chardonnay 2010, Wine Advocate by R. Parker

The 2010 Chardonnay is fermented in egg-shaped concrete tanks and 30% of the wine sees new French oak. There’s a toasted note of baked bread or almond that sets off the complex bouquet. Aromas later open to peach, apricot, exotic fruit, honeysuckle, vanilla and spice. This is a sophisticated and impeccable wine with the pedigree of an important, oak-aged Chardonnay from the New World. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.

Tinata 2010, The Tasting

An ambitious project in the Maremma. Dark berry and cassis, velvety mouthfeel and age-worthy tannins, tobacco spice and a pleasant long finish. 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache.

Tinata 2010, vinography.com

Medium to dark garnet in color, this wine smells of cassis and black cherries with a hint of violets. In the mouth bright violet and cassis flavors mix with the sweetness of new oak, that also brings with it some drying tannins. The fruit is so pure and bright however, that it’s hard not to like this wine, despite its very modern, polished stylings. 14.5% alcohol.

Tinata 2010, Wine Spectator

Shows lovely fruit, with black cherry, blackberry and raspberry notes, along with a peppery element that keeps this red tangy and focused. On the elegant side, featuring a lingering finish. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2018. 830 cases made. –BS