“It is simply one of the world’s elite wines.” – Robert Parker
Le Pergole Torte 1999 is a brilliant wine from Montevertine winery located in Radda, in the Chianti hills in Tuscany. The winery was started in 1967 when Sergio Manetti bought the property and planted five acres of grapes with the idea of producing wine for family and friends. However, the first vintage in 1971 was so good that it inspired Manetti to take to a wine show. Over the decades his wines became known as premier Chiantis. The family business today is nearly 45 acres of vineyards with Sangiovese as a principal grape and about 75,000 bottles of annual production.
The Pergole Torte, a 100% Sangiovese, is Montevertine’s signature wine. The vintage of 1999, according to the experts, is an outstanding wine, which has the potential to be one of the longest lived of the recent Pergole Tortes. For this reason this wine is one of the most collectible today.
It has a medium garnet colour with ruby highlights. Its bouquet of perfumes is intense, with ripe cherry and raspberry, toffee and a cedary aspect on the nose. On the palate, there are blackcurrant and black cherry, some spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a really deep sweetness of fruit. Warm and soft, powerful, with accentuated acidity, chocolaty tannins and a long, succulent finish. Harmonious and elegant, able to excite today how to dream in a few years.
Aging ability: 2019-2029
Critic scores: RP 94, WS 91
Amsterdam, October 1st 2019