One of the world’s elite wines - 2010 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

Posted by Ian McFadden

The Heights Sangiovese Can Reach
2010 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
Defining Its Own Territory

"In a week during which I tasted most of the reference point Sangioveses and Sangiovese-based reds, one wine stuck out – Le Pergole Torte.

It is simply one of the world’s elite wines " -Antonio Galloni

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.

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.

Montevertine has been going from strength-to-strength in recent vintages. They've always functioned at a very elite level, but the recent quality has been shocking. With all that said, for us, their 2010 is easily one of the best young vintages we've tasted. The elegance, the finely calibrated balance and subtle yet deep aromatic complexity is startling.

I'm happy to offer Montevertine's 2010 Pergole Torte for $94.95.

Pergole Torte has been a pillar of Crush since we opened nine years ago. Our affection for, and our awe of, the wine has never faded.

The aging potential of Montevertine's Pergole Torte is legendary. There are fewer and fewer wines under the $100 price tag that can see their 20th or 30th birthdays. Pergole Torte is near the top of this sadly dwindling list.

Pergole Torte stands alone in how boldly it makes the case for how deeply complex, soaringly aromatic and ageworthy Sangiovese can be. It's a fairly subtle, graceful wine, but it's mind-blowing nonetheless.

Montevertine is in Radda, one of the coolest, highest-altitude spots in Chianti Classico. Here, and in Montevertine's hands, Sangiovese reaches an unparalleled level of incisive elegance and beautifully haunting aromatics. Pergole Torte is the pinnacle of the line-up.

In 2010, Pergole Torte really hit the bull's-eye. The energy and the overall harmony makes it an archetypal example of this great wine. Antonio Galloni has written that "the 2010 is endowed with gorgeous symmetry." That sums it up nicely.

Pergole Torte is one of the special wines of the world. The 2010 is a monument to this elite wine. This is a don't miss for Pergole Torte fans.

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