The Montevertine Le Pergole Torte is considered one of the finest expressions of Sangiovese in the world. The owner of Montevertine Sergio Manetti planted two hectares of vineyards in 1967. Increasingly dissatisfied with the local bureaucracy and specifically, the insistence that white grapes needed to be used in the production of Chianti Classico, Manetti set out to make his wine from 100% Sangiovese and created Le Pergole Torte. Made from a selection of the estate’s best fruit, Le Pergole Torte undergoes alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in cement. The wine is aged for one year in French oak barriques followed by a second year in cask, racked from time to time to keep the wine clean and bottled unfiltered.
The 2017 Le Pergole Torte is a wine of pure and total sensuality. I imagine the 2017 is one of those wines that will always offer tremendous pleasure. Pliant and inviting, with soft, voluptuous curves, the 2017 is off the charts gorgeous. Layers of deep Sangiovese fruit gradually reveal themselves with air. The flavors are so intense but also so primary. I wouldn’t touch a bottle before age ten. Readers lucky enough to find the 2017 should not hesitate, as it is magnificent. I can’t imagine anyone who loves Le Pergole Torte not wanting a good supply of the 2017 in the cellar. The 2017 has come together beautifully over the last year. 2025-2047 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2020