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Wine Review: 2009 Monteverro IGT Toscana Rosso

This winery is producing some of the best Bordeaux styled wines I have had the pleasure to taste in a long time. The blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland is consulting on this project and I have been a fan of his wines since 1990. The wine is a treasure from the first sniff through the final finish as you empty your glass. Amazing stuff. It is one of those packages that actually exceed the sum of its parts.

Subtlety seductive, texturally sensual, a wonderful mouthful of goodness. Let’s just say this wine has got it going on. For your olfactory sense receptors, this wine is blowing up the red fruit and baking spice aromas and a slightred cedar note that is surprisingly endearing.

2009 Monteverro IGT Toscana Rosso

Gliding over the palate in a manner that excites the senses while the flavors showcase a parade of very clean red fruit swirled with dark chocolate and a kiss of super ripe sweet blackberry. The smooth flavors and exquisite balance is bolstered by the two years in 70% new French oak. A wine of this stature should not compete with the cuisine it is served with. If I were in Maremma visiting this winery, I would have this wine with Grigliata mista alla brace (Mixed Grill of guinea fowl, ribs and sausage). It is a simple rustic dish served locally at Ristorante Il Leccio that would allow the complexity of the wine to showcase the regions signature cuisine.

Rating: Excellent (93) | $175 | 14.5% ABV
2009 Monteverro Toscona IGT

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3 Responses to “Wine Review: 2009 Monteverro IGT Toscana Rosso”

  1. Jeffrey says:

    This will hit my gift list for the holidays! I’m excited to try it.

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