Flat-Out Great- 09 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

Posted by Ian McFadden

"Flat-Out Great"
2009 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
Stand Alone Sangiovese

"Quite honestly, I had a hard time getting to sleep the night I tasted these wines... Le Pergole Torte isn’t a great Tuscan or Italian wine. It is simply one of the world’s elite wines."
-Antonio Galloni

Simply put, there's Sangiovese and then, there's Pergole Torte. No wine takes the grape to the levels of nobility, elegance or ageworthiness the way Montevertine's Pergole Torte does.

It's a wine that's almost frighteningly easy to fall for.

Pergole Torte has been a pillar of Crush since we opened eight years ago. Our affection for, and our awe of, the wine has never faded. Galloni's placing Pergole Torte amongst the world's elite has never seemed misplaced.

2009 was a wildly successful vintage for Pergole Torte - Galloni just comes out and pronounces the 09 "flat-out great."

The vintage saw spells of heat and many of the wines are endowed with a generous coating of fruit. In the case of Pergole Torte, Montevertine's cool microclimate (one of the coolest in the area) paid off in spades in 09.

The 09 Pergole Torte shows the extra concentration that the 09 vintage gave the wines, but also has the energy and the stunning clarity and finesse that typifies the wine. The 09 shows a beautifully articulated ensemble of dark cherry fruit, smoke, and gorgeous layers of florality all delivered with a lovely sense of bounce and poise.

Pergole Torte really defines its own territory in terms of how clear, deeply complex, soaringly aromatic and ageworthy Sangiovese can be. It's a fairly subtle, graceful wine, but it's mind-blowing nonetheless.

Pergole Torte has that magical, life-affirming quality that only a few, very special wines possess. It's something that's easy to become obsessed with and possibly lose sleep over.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2009 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

2009 Montevertine Pergole Torte arrives 5/7.
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