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Tenuta Monteti Anniversary Edition 2005

A cold and rainy winter with the occasional light fall of snow. The spring was also cooler than the seasonal average and it rained. The summer was characterised by a fairly hot July and an August interrupted by some rainfall. Vegetation was vigorous and the phenological phases were within the seasonal average. The harvest was complex. The fine weather that held during the first three quarters of the harvest allowed excellent accumulation of polyphenols and sugar, guaranteeing structure and smoothness. The rain that fell over the last few days unfortunately disturbed the quality of the Cabernet Franc, to such an extent that we excluded it from the final blend. The differences in the composition compared to the previous year reflect the desire to maintain the style and character of our wines, requiring, in a climatically different season, different components. Warm, spicy and fruity aromas, with interesting mineral notes, accompany a prolonged presence on the palate, enlivened and varied by good acidity.

 Producer Tenuta Monteti
 Region Maremma Toscana
 Country Italy
 Varietals Petit VerdotCabernet SauvignonMerlotAlicante Bouschet
 Alcohol 14% alc/vol
 Vintage 2005

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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on August 02, 2016

The word Monteti refers to the name of the hill where the small town of Capalbio is located and where the winery is. While the estate isn’t very old, the oldest vines were planted in 2000, it has achieved considerable success.

They have an interesting philosophy behind their grape growing and winemaking. The vineyard has been divided in 28 sections of almost 1 hectare each. The grapes of each of the 28 sections undergo vinifications separately and the wines are maintained separated also during the refining period. Only during the final blending are the wines assembled together. 
While the estate is not certified organic, they do as much as possible to make their wines in an environmentally friendly manner.

The 2005 Anniversary Release Monteti is a blend of Petit Verdot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 32%, Merlot 5% and Alicante 3% that is aged 18 months in French oak. Every vintage the 18 months in oak is followed by 24 months in bottle before being released into the market, but this is a special release from the winery.

Once decanted an hour or more, the wine opens up with aromas of espresso, mocha, wet earth and French oak. The wine is so enticing that you want to continue enjoying the aromas and if you do, you’ll notice another layer come through, filled with dark black fruit, grilled herbs and cassis. The 2005 is drinking nicely now and will continue to improve another 5 years in your cellar, as it remains strikingly fresh today.

This wine will pair nicely with this recipe for porcini braised boar.

About the Producer

Tenuta Monteti

Tenuta Monteti

Capalbio, Grosseto, Italy Capalbio, Grosseto, Italy

There was nothing here, just pastures and a derelict house. For years, I had been looking for a corner of Tuscany in which to plant a vineyard and restart from my childhood spent between the rows of vines in Lombardy. I was looking for somewhere unexplored, full of potential for making wines which would...

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