The 2016 Terra di Monteverro (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a great choice if you love blended reds from sunny Tuscany. This pretty expression is dark, exuberant, rich and fruit-forward. However, the wine is also characterized by that sense of focus and linearity that is the very definition of the classic 2016 vintage. Blackberry and black currant segue to spice, tar and smoked cedar.
Here’s a happy surprise from the Tuscan Coast and definitely one of the most memorable samples I tasted from this region this year. The 2016 Tinata is a beautifully balanced blend of Syrah and Grenache that hits all its proverbial nails on the head. I admire the fullness and generosity of the wine (that is never heavy), its depth and complexity (that is never banal) and its power (that is not overblown). You get the savory fullness of Syrah with black fruit, tobacco, smoke and spice and some of the vertical freshness of the Grenache. The tannins are softly textured to the point of being creamy. It gives me great joy to enthusiastically recommend this exciting wine from Monteverro.
Monteverro has released an impressive set of new wines this year starting with their 2016 Chardonnay. I tasted bottle number 3,894 of 9,163 made. From the first sip, the wine boasts balance and elegance, and there is a bright end note that will appeal to both fans and foes of oak-aged Chardonnay. Creamy flavors of orchard fruit, nectarine, honey and almond wrap smoothly over the palate. A bright hint of acidity adds momentum and energy. This wine marries the best of Chardonnay with the best of sunny southern Tuscany.
Großartig 2019 der Monteverro Chardonnay, der mineralische Präzision mit feinstem, burgundischem Schmelz verband und sich noch feiner als in den Vorjahren zeigte – WT96.
Einfach genial und unglaublich trinkig 2020 der Terra di Monteverro – WT94.
Zupackend, tiefgründig, mit großartiger Struktur und mit enormem Potential 2020 der Monteverro – WT97+
An almost perfect wine with intense purple colour and violet hue.Although initially quite closed the wine is opening up slowly expressing an exciting and complex aroma reminiscent of incense, white pepper, raw meat, fresh blood, sage and basil as well as beetroots, roasted red peppers, sweet blackberries, ripe cherries, black olives and rum marinated fruits. On the palet impressing and multi-layered with powerful characther, yet elegant and fresh. Ripe and expressive tannins, excellent aromatic depth and leght, multi-layered, repeating the flavour of the nose. A great wine with a touch of “Bordeaux” but distinct “italianità” showing a promising potential for further evolution.
Monteverro always delivers excellent results, and this is more true than ever in this balanced and classic vintage. Although the 2016 Monteverro is never a terribly territory-driven wine (it’s hard to place it from Capalbio, Tuscany, per se), it is a beautifully executed rendition based on a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The bouquet is rich and multidimensional with dark fruit, plum cake, sweet tobacco and sweet baking spice. It is tight and well-assembled, with lasting intensity, yet its power is ultimately reined in by an elegant personality. I tasted bottle 3,121 of 17,929 made.
This is showing a plethora of primary fruit at the moment, such as elderberries and brambleberries. But there’s some real complexity beneath, featuring roasted herbs and nettles. Full-bodied with impressive fruit, but firm tannins to back it up.
Intensives, dunkel leuchtendes Rubinrot mit zartem Purpur und aufhellendem Rand. In der Nase zunächst deutlich nach Veilchen und Blutorange, dann satte Kirsche und Brombeeren, zart nach Graphit. Dicht im Trunk mit dunkelfruchtigem Spiel, breitet sich schön aus, leicht griffiges Tannin, kompakt in Ansatz und Verlauf.