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The 2010 Vintage from Monteverro


Monteverro is an extraordinary winemaking project launched in 2003 by German entrepreneur Georg Weber. Inspired by the great wines of Bordeaux, he set about producing world-class wines in Italy. Sparing no expense, he purchased outstanding vineyard plots on the steep slopes of Maremma, built a state-of-the art winery, and hired renowned winemaking consultants like Michelle Rolland and Jean Hoefliger to guide all aspects of production.
The 2010 vintage is the third one in this amazing project, and we can unequivocally say the wines are exceptional. We should note that while these wines are produced in Italy, they are more international in style. The wines are close to perfection in terms of their overall balance, richness and purity of flavor. One would have to age first growth Bordeaux many years to achieve anything like the elegance and refinement of these wines. In this sense they are perhaps closer in style to the finest California proprietary blends of Sonoma and Napa Valley. While these wines are approachable now, they are clearly age worthy as they have polished, firm tannins and outstanding acidity. The top of the line Monteverro should age 15+ years.

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