Rock Star Wine... Must-Have - 2007 Montevertine Pergole Torte

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The Heights Sangiovese Can Reach
2007 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
Special Pre-Arrival Pricing on this Parcel

"The 2007 Le Pergole Torte is a rock star wine, and then some. The sheer integrity and purity of the fruit is breathtaking, as is frankly everything about this wine... It is a must-have bottle."
- Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

You can almost hear Galloni panting. This is one of those bottles that'll do that: send wine geeks, collectors - even professional critics - into a certifiable frenzy.

Eric Asimov, New York Times’ wine critic, wrote about Montevertine and summed up his sentiment a little more calmly but no less enthusiastically: "Sometimes I fall in love with a producer from the moment I first taste his wine. I know, I sound gullible. But really, if you can sense a purity, a commitment, and of course deliciousness and complexity, why hold back?"

Especially at pricing like this: Today we offer the "must-have," "rock star" 2007 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte at as low as $78.97 a bottle on six-packs.

For those of you not yet familiar with this cult bottling, Le Pergole Torte is not an ordinary bottle of wine, neither in substance nor in style. It's a labor of love from Montevertine founder Sergio Manetti, undertaken to prove to the world that "Sangiovese is second to none," as he once ranted to writer Kyle Phillips.

He made his point with Le Pergole Torte, a 100% Sangiovese named for its site, which is a tiny two-hectare plot of schiste soil, planted at high altitude and facing northeast, all of which contribute to a coursing freshness in the wine. Galloni has notably said, "These are wines that showcase an aromatic side of Sangiovese that shares much in common with Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo." We like that.

Indeed, very few producers have been able to manage a Sangiovese that is at once so deep, pure and ravishingly complex… yet with such focus, soaring aromatics and cut. Few producers have captured the soul of Sangiovese with such an earnest clarity.

In the case of the 2007, that’s to the tune of vibrant red as well as palate-staining black cherries, strawberry licorice and soft, leathery smoke tones. The substantial, coal-dark tannins are stoked with complementary acidity that will keep this burning brightly for a decade, easily... and more likely two or three.

Sergio passed away in 2000, but his son, Martino, has since kept a steady hand with the exact same formula his father implemented. The wines seem to be only getting better each year. The 2007 seems to be every bit the equal of the heavily-lauded 2006 - and maybe even better, though only time will tell.

Which brings up a final note about the pricing: Even with this wine's obvious quality and longevity, with the biggest collectors regularly seeking it out, and with critical praise as rapturous as this, the price remains quite manageable. We are offering a special price on six-packs because of this wine’s aging trajectory, and we strongly urge those of you who haven't had the opportunity to try this Italian benchmark to take advantage of the sharp pricing and do so today.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463. Note that as it's the weekend, and we're doing a little spring cleaning/drinking ourselves, you may not hear confirmations from us until Monday. Have a great weekend!

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2007 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

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