Le Pergole Torte IGT

Montevertine

Pronunciation
pergole torte
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Montevertine
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Sergio Manetti

Overview

The 2003 Le Pergole Torte is an atypically rich, powerful version of this wine but the higher altitude of the vines, which extend to 550 meters, have helped preserve some freshness. It offers a compelling array of black cherry, licorice, mineral notes in a style that expresses the ripeness of the vintage yet is balanced by a classic sense of structure. Still very intense today, it will require a few years in bottle to settle down and may ultimately merit a higher score. “In 2003 we harvested our fruit on the 22nd of September rather than around the 10th of October, which is much more typical. I think it is a vintage that favors the later-ripening Sangiovese over earlier-maturing varietals like Merlot. I don’t expect that the 2003 Pergole Torte will be among the longest-lived vintages, but you never know. Sometime the wines that appear the least interesting when they are young offer the most development over time,” says Manetti. (Antonio Galloni June 2007)

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Sangiovese 100%
Vinification
Fermentation in cement vats over approx.25 days
Aging
18 months in slavonian oak barrels, 6 months in allier barriques.
Alcohol
12.90%
| Appearance
Ruby Red
| Aroma
A compelling array of black cherry, licorice, mineral notes in a style that expresses the ripeness of the vintage
| Taste
Rich, powerful balanced by a classic sense of structure.
| Serving Suggestions
Roast white and red meat, poultry and wildfowl, venison, cheese

Le Pergole Torte IGT

Suggested Retail:
$132.00
CSPC#:
703314
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6