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MWG July 17th tasting: Sangiovesissimo

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The tasting ended with a beautiful bottle generously donated by one of the members (thanks, MG!). The wine is sold at the SAQ, sometimes through the Courrier vinicole, but our bottle was purchased in Italy.

IGT Toscana 2006, Le Pergole Torte, Montevertine (importation valise)
100% Sangioveto (aka Sangiovese) from vines growing in the two-hectare Le Pergole Torte vineyard, whose orientation is to the north-northeast and whose micro-climate is cooler than most in the area. Macerated on the skins for 25 to 30 days. Matured about 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels and about 12 months in French (Allier) oak barrels. 13% ABV if memory serves.
Unfathomably complex bouquet: cherry, spice chest, cedar, turned earth, forest floor, terra cotta, smoke, leather, a lilting floral note and the faintest hint of rubber. There’s an almost New World level of ripeness and concentration here and yet it’s also a remarkably drinkable middleweight. The energy and focus are breathtaking, the fruit pure, the minerals deep, the acidity vibrant, the tannins ripe and sleek, the finish layered and long. Savoury yet astoundingly fresh. Oh, so enjoyable now – the oak is perfectly integrated – but still not at peak and with at least another couple of decades of life ahead of it. (Buy again? If only…)

Written by carswell

August 31, 2014 at 14:47

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  1. Beautiful review carswell,

    Happy that you enjoy the wine. Looking foward to share a few more goodies with you.



    September 2, 2014 at 16:37

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