- Iconic Tuscan producer
- Pure, ethereal sangiovese
- Same vineyards as 'Le Pergole Torte'
Montevertine, located high up in the hills near the village of Radda in Chinatri, is truly one of the jewels of Tuscany and enjoys legendary status amongst wine lovers the world over. Acquired by Sergio Manetti in 1971, it has for the most part been designated 'IGT' (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) rather than Chianti Classico due to Manetti's refusal to add Trebbiano, thus it is often confused and categorised as a 'Super Tuscan'. But nothing is further from the truth - thses are pure, transparent and exquisitely-crafted wines, that are almost exclusively comprised of sangiovese. 'Pian del Ciamplo' is Montevertine's 'entry level' cuvee, but this is not to take away from its outstanding quality (it is sourced from the same vineyard as the estates flagship 'Le Pergole Torte') it is simply Montevertine released a year early and in an earlier drinking format.