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"Some of the most viscerally thrilling, breathtaking wines I have ever tasted here, or anywhere"
2017 Montevertine Rosso di Toscano
While Le Pergole Torte is the pinnacle of the estate, the Rosso di Toscano represents incredible value. It's one of the smartest buys that we know and there are vintages where the gap between Pergole Torte and the Montevertine bottling narrows considerably. The 2017 is such a year.
Real Deal Sangiovese:
2017 Podere le Boncie Rosso di Toscana Le Trame
Boncie is producing some of our favorite expressions of Sangiovese.
Every time we open a bottle of the Le Trame, we're blown away.
The Le Trame is a seriously compelling, multifaceted, and personality-filled bottle. In short, Le Trame is the real deal, a bold example of how great Sangiovese from Chianti Classico can be.
Piedmont & Tuscany: Bartolo Mascarello, Castello dei Rampolla, Cerbaiona, Conterno, Montevertine, Stella di Campalto, & More
Today, I'm happy to offer some of my favorite producers in Piedmont and Tuscany. The list below covers everything from magnums of Bartolo Mascarello Barolo and old Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco to Vajra's Freisa.
The Singular Beauty of Stella di Campalto:
2015 Rosso di Montalcino & 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
The wines of Stella di Campalto are some of the most singular expressions of Montalcino. They are studies in elegance and grace. Stella di Campalto's wines pull off a feat that no other wines in Montalcino pull off in the same way. They have an ethereal quality that couples so beautifully, if unexpectedly, with intensity and verve.
"Off the charts great" - 2016 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
There's no shortage of legendary vintages of Pergole Torte. Still, 2016 looks like one destined to occupy the "among the best ever" category. Pergole Torte is about nuance, elegance, and incisiveness. The 2016 consolidates all of these qualities and takes them to the extreme. It's a singular vintage.
Single Barrel Revelation:
2015 Rodáno Chianti Classico Bottesola No. 46
We've been tasting Rodáno's Chianti for close to 15 years and nothing prepared us for the "Bottesola No. 46."
"In a word: superb" - 2015 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
Pergole Torte is one of Italy's greats. For most of you, that's hardly news. Pergole Torte has been a fixture at Crush since day one. Few wines are so nuanced and complicated that the more you taste them the more deeply you become obsessed with them. For us, Pergole Torte is one of those wines. There's something about its class and incisiveness that we find endlessly fascinating.
"Simply one of the world’s elite wines"
- 2000 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 12 Liters
Montevertine's Le Pergole Torte is a wine that we're in awe of. Today, we celebrate Pergole Torte in a very big way.
Back Up The Truck - Brunello Edition
2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino
The Caprili estate sits right next to Soldera and follows traditionalist practices. Today, they are under-the-radar and very much under-valued. There's no doubt that their low profile will come to an end very soon. The dynamic Giacomo Bartolommei has energized his family's estate and has taken the wines to a really serious level. The estate is being noticed in a major way.
Miraculous Finesse and Precision
2013 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Poggio di Sotto drives home just how finessed and nuanced Brunello can be. In many people's minds, Brunello is a wine of raw power.
"Simply one of the world’s elite wines"
2014 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
Pergole Torte has been a pillar of Crush since we opened almost thirteen years ago. Our affection for, and our awe of, the wine has never faded.
Hitting The Bull's-Eye:
2013 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d’Alceo
"Readers should do whatever they can to get their hands on a few bottles of the 2013 d'Alceo." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Castello dei Rampolla may keep a low profile, but the estate was one of the original super-Tuscans and has produced no shortage of great wines.
"An early candidate for best wine of the vintage."
- 2012 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Poggio di Sotto's Brunellos are some of the most loved and soulful Brunellos. Any conversation about Poggio di Sotto always turns to how much class and subtlety they bring to the table. For all of their might, Poggio di Sotto is always defined by its finesse.
"Bursting with energy" -
2001 Castell'in Villa Chianti Riserva
Castell'in Villa represents Chianti at its most ageworthy and most finessed. You can find bottles from the 70s that are stunningly good.
Thriving On Grace and Subtlety:
2010 Castell'in Villa Chianti Riserva
“Although deeply admired and revered...Castell'in Villa still flies under the radar.” - Antonio Galloni
2013 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
The 2013 Le Pergole Torte is a monument to one of Italy's most noble and unique wines.
2010 Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
As many of you know, the 2010 Brunellos have a magical combination of concentration and intensity along with verve and purity.
A Real Beauty
2010 Valdicava Brunello Riserva Madonna del Piano
Riserva Madonna del Piano is one of the cult wines of Brunello. It works on a scale that is utterly singular. Its range is mindboggling. The hallmarks of Madonna del Piano are lavish texture, haunting perfume and gorgeous finesse.