This wine celebrates 100 years of family legacy connected to Montevertine's legendary founder Sergio Manetti. The bottle shows a little logo on the front label to commemorate the anniversary. The 2018 Montevertine follows the traditional blending formula of 90% Sangiovese 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino that goes through a simple winemaking process that starts off in cement and continues into oak casks for 24 months. Keeping in with the well-established house style the wine delivers enormous quality and clarity of fruit with bright cherry rose cassis and fragrant potting soil. These elegant results capture the promise of Sangiovese. Production is 33000 bottles.
The 2018 Montevertine is fabulous. Bright and translucent in the glass the 2018 is elegant and light on its feet like few if any vintages I can remember. Rose petal mint lavender and bright red/purplish berry fruit linger. The 2018 is one of the most refined understated Montevertines ever. Silky elegant and gracious the 2018 is an absolute winner.v