Montevertine Rosso, Toscana IGT, Italy 2013

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Montevertine Rosso, Toscana IGT, Italy 2013

46.00

Subtlety is laudable, but it can sometimes be so strong (oxymoron alert!) that you feel like you are the victim of an emperor's new clothes prank. Here's a wine that walks the line between subtlety and majesty and, given that we are recommending it, you can probably guess which side of the line we think it falls. It's a wine that opens up with air, so don't expect a 'whoosh of hollyhocks' on opening. The rewards come slowly as it sits in the glass, dealing out flavours like a listless croupier, but it's well worth the wait. This is Sangiovese at its most sylphlike, a toned, balletic rendition of the variety, not a circus strongman. Take your time with it and enjoy its intricacies and nuances. The emperor is wearing clothes, honest. It's just that they're just flesh-coloured. 

The Wine Advocate: "Adopting a soft and intricate approach, the 2013 Montevertine is like an Impressionist's painting executed with pastel colors and bright patches of luminosity. The wine is subtle and undertone, yet the power of the narrative is not lost. It speaks of the purity of Sangiovese with impeccable aromas of wild cherry and white cherry that are followed by pressed rose and dried violets. The mouthfeel is silky and polished. The slightly cooler vintage, the long growing season and slow ripening have all contributed to create this truly authentic taste of Sangiovese." 95 points

Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Montevertine is pliant and expressive, with lovely mid-palate resonance and gorgeous depth. Today, the Montevertine comes across as a bit raw and unpolished, especially next to the sublime Pergole Torte, but it nevertheless shows ample potential as well as pedigree, not to mention multiple dimensions to its personality. This sample was a bit unsettled, which suggests it might have been racked recently. Still, the overall texture is impossible to miss." (92-94) points

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