Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

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Visiting a Sangiovese Legend: MONTEVERTINE

#1 Post by Tom K. » July 31st, 2018, 7:31 am

Hello fellow wine geeks, I just wanted to share my most recent article on a visit to Monteveretine in Tuscany, high up in the Radda in Chianti zone of Chianti Classico.

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#2 Post by Denny Marin » May 12th, 2019, 5:30 am

Nice write-up, Tom. Been thinking of visiting Tuscany and in particular the Montevertine winery, as I love the wines. Was it difficult to get in for a tasting with them?

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#3 Post by Mattstolz » May 12th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Denny Marin wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 5:30 am
Nice write-up, Tom. Been thinking of visiting Tuscany and in particular the Montevertine winery, as I love the wines. Was it difficult to get in for a tasting with them?
I'm also curious about this, because the next time I find myself around Florence it would be top of my list.

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#4 Post by Gary York » May 13th, 2019, 8:05 am

Not an easy visit at all. You will probably have to work through Rosenthal.
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#5 Post by Gary York » May 13th, 2019, 8:32 am

Certainly one of my favorite producers in the world. And it is funny that you post this as I was thinking back about the visit in 2014. Drank a 2014 PdC last night, unfortunately was showing some VA. No glitz and glam here. Small, tight and a bit spartan. Some of the most interesting and fascinating Tuscan wines that I have ever tasted.
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#6 Post by Dav1d S@wyer » May 13th, 2019, 7:55 pm

Heading there in two weeks and was going to call tomorrow to schedule a tasting. Sounds like it's not going to work....bummer.

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#7 Post by Gary York » May 13th, 2019, 9:03 pm

You never know, sometimes the wizard answers the phone.
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#8 Post by fred o. » May 14th, 2019, 3:54 am

Any thoughts on the winemaker’s history of racist statements? Have people considered him to be truly apologetic/more thoughtful than before, or was that just lip service paid to quell an uproar?

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I don’t personally know enough to say definitively one way or another, but that history has made me avoid seeking out the wines again. I would be happy to learn otherwise, though.
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