Montevertine Montevertine 2016
From selected Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes, it matures for two years in Slavonian and Allier oak barrels. Pair with: Cold cuts, grilled meats, pasta dishes, stews, and stewed fish.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2019 : The 2016 Montevertine will thrill fans of the estate's wines. Freshly cut flowers, dark cherry, plum, mint and spice are some of the many notes that are knit together in a Montevertine that dazzles with nuance and pedigree. The 2016 is not an obvious wine, but it has class and persistence to burn, with tannins that are incredibly finessed for a young wine. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Montevertines in recent memory. The 2016 was memorable from cask last year. It is every bit as riveting today. The 2016 spent two years in casks ranging size from 5.5HL to 18HL, with both Slavonian and French oak. Don't miss it. [90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino]. Drinking window: 2028 – 2066. 96 points.
Martino Manetti is riding a string of very good to exceptional vintages... As for the wines, well, they are positively thrilling. Two thousand sixteen was a much more balanced and classic year [than 2017]. Harvest started on October 6, as opposed to September 25 in 2017 and produced some of the most viscerally thrilling, breathtaking wines I have ever tasted here, or anywhere, for that matter.
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, Oct 2019: Now we're talking! The 2016 Montevertine is a chiseled and sharp expression, with flinty notes of pencil lead and black stone. This is an absolutely divine Sangiovese that is bright and vertical. It is delicate in the mouth, something you'd want to pair with some mild, sautéed mushrooms if anything. It's a beautiful wine with a long and extended aging future. Drink: 2022-2045. 96 points.