Monteti 2008 - Tenuta Monteti
Wine Style: Red - Dry - Still
Varietal: 50% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Tuscany IGT
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Grilled meat, braised meats with mushroom.
The 2008 Monteti impresses for its depth and pure sensual expression of fruit. A warm, inviting bouquet leads to dark cherries, asphalt, graphite, tar and licorice in this rich, dynamic wine. The personality of the Tuscan Maremma comes through in spades. The 2008 is another incredibly reasonably priced wine from Monteti. It will challenge wines costing two times (or more) as much! Monteti is 50% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barrels, 70% new. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
94 POINTS - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Grilled herbs, mocha, espresso, plums and graphite burst from the glass in the 2008 Tenuta Monteti. Endowed with serious depth and power, the 2008 impresses for its nuance, richness and sheer power. A warm, resonant finish laced with suggestive Cabernet Franc nuances rounds things out in style.
93 POINTS - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Starts out with some earthy funk in the aroma, leading to flavors of black currant, licorice, tobacco and spice on the palate. Dense, chewy and balanced, with a long aftertaste of black fruit, saline and licorice. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2015 through 2024.
93 POINTS - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
Tenuta Monteti is located near the medieval town of Capalbio, Tuscany, and is named after the hill that protects the winery from the strong Mediterranean winds. From this corner of Tuscany, with its Bassa Maremma forest and the Mediterranean scrub, on a clear day, looking south from the highest vineyard, it’s possible to admire the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tenuta Monteti focuses only on red grape varietals and produces two wines - Monteti and Caburnio - true expression of the Maremma Toscana terroir.