Funky. Brett, red fruit, anise and leather. Called it cab franc blind. — 14 days ago
This wine is made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo Nero grapes from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG in Tuscany. It aged over two years in Slavonian and French oak barrels and at least one year in the bottle prior to release.
It is a medium ruby wine with a secondary garnet hue.
It is elegant, dry, and balanced, and offers medium intensity of tart cherry, ripe blackberry, and plum, along with violet, licorice, clove, toast, cedar, nutmeg, tobacco, and wet earth notes.
The structure is solid with medium(+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and a medium(+) finish. The flavors and aromas are concentrated.
This wine may be consumed now and has potential for further aging. It also has a lot of food-pairing potential. We’re pairing it with a traditional spaghetti pasta dish this evening.
Carpineto, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Reserva. Vintage 2015. ABV 13.5%. — 2 months ago
Really nice after a LONG decant. Great creamy aftertaste, complex, rich, dry, great. — 12 days ago
Dry but with good flavor that opened up binnys Arlington heights — a month ago
Gluggable! — 3 months ago
Found this tucked away at one of my local shops. First time sampling the lowest end offering from Montevertine. IGT is misleading given Manetti family’s story. Anyways, wine is a banger! Cherry and currant with tea and some herbs. Lithe and refined. Perfect with Loafers pizza (or anything really). I love Sangiovese. — a month ago
A wine that evokes nostalgia and offers delicious comfort. Totally transported me back to Italy! — a month ago
Dark ruby-purple color; nose is unusual with small red and black berries and baking spices mixed with tire rubber in a fairly pleasing fashion; full-bodied and tannic, long satisfying finish where dark fruits and tar notes dominate. No food or snacks served yet so this is great solo for now until the cheese plate gets here... — 2 months ago