2010 montevertine, le pergole torte, toscana igt
Why We're Buying
Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT is a modern classic. The popular Tuscan wine is the crown jewel of the Montevertine portfolio, which strives to bring its terroir to life through sangiovese grapes. Investors who held this coveted wine nearly saw the price double from 2017 to 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It is impossible not to be completely smitten by the 2010 Le Pergole Torte. This is a huge wine but not in the way you might think. It is oversized in ambition, personality and purity but not in terms of mass or volume. Indeed, the wine is streamlined, tightly knit and zippy. It offers a complete picture of Sangiovese, with the purity of fruit flavors, the balsam herb and the crisp acidity that this Tuscan grape is celebrated for. Dried violets and wild roses also appear in supporting roles. The mouthfeel is characterized by a subtle sense of fullness and volume. This wine is at the start of a long aging road ahead.
Today, the 2010 Le Pergole Torte is lifted, gracious and quite inward, all of which suggest it has closed down significantly over the last few years. Crushed rose petals, sweet red berries, mint and white pepper all lift from the glass. The purity and textural brilliance here are both striking, but readers will have to wait a few years before the 2010 fully opens up.
The 2010 vintage was considered a very good vintage in Tuscany due to an even growing season, and Montevertine began the harvest on 7 October. The colour is vividly ruby, with a fragrant bouquet of rose, violet, raspberry and a hint of rust. The medium to full palate flows with bright cherry fruit and youthful, grainy tannins - a chewy, crisp drinking style. The youngest vineyard (after a series of replanting) was 10 years old at the time.