Montebello Toscana I.g.t. 2015
The limestone clay soil in the Monti in Chianti area and the perfect position of the Montebello hill give this wine depth and elegance. Nine historical varieties: Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, MalvasiaNera, Canaiolo, FogliaTonda, Sangiovese. Each variety is vinified and aged separately in small barrels in the winery set in the heart of the vineyards before being blended. Indigenous yeasts and natural fermentation allow a harmonious blend of the varieties.
Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI)
Altitude and orientation: 280-320m. s.l.m. Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 20-31 Years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5000-5500
Grape varieties: Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Fogliatonda and Sangiovese
Harvest: Hand-picked grapes manually sorted at the winery
Vinification: Each varietal is harvested and fermented separately in 500 liter open top barrels with indigenous yeast and manual punchdowns
Ageing: 12-14 months in used oak barrels, then 6 months in casks followed by 6 months minimum of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 6.000
Alcoholic content (%): 13,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Game and beef roasted, stewed or grilled; well aged cheeses; chocolate
An early start after a mild almost frostless winter, abundant rain in the winter and spring, the first heat wave in late may, then 10 weeks of very hot weather between mid-July and mid-August . Then mild fall weather with just the right amount of rain. Extremely healthy grapes, almost no use for the sorting table! High yield with great quality!
Harvest period: 9th September / 7th October
The harmonious blend of the 9 varietals gives this wine elegance and depth; the intensity and elegance make it pleasurable now but ageworthy.
Tony Wood 2021 – 95 pt.
Falstaff 2020 – 94 pt.
Wine Advocate 2019 – 94 pt.
I Vini Veronelli 2020 – Tre stelle
James Suckling 2019 – 92 pt.
Wine Review on line 12/2020 – 95 pt.
Hipster Wine 05/2021 – 9.4 pt.
Wein Plus 07/2021 – Excellent