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Super Tuscan estate Monteverro plans to significantly increase production of its top wines over the next decade.

Monteverro only planted its first vines in 2004, but the estate’s German owners, the Weber family, is keen to capitalise on the rising popularity of Italy’s so-called Super Tuscan wines.

A view of Monteverro vineyards in southern Tuscany.

‘We have 27 hectares of vines planted but we have 50 hectares of land,’ the property’s sales and marketing manager, Olympia Romba, told Decanter.com during a visit to London to show the estate’s 2011 vintage.

Monteverro, based close to the coast just outside Capalbio in southern Tuscany, currently produces 18,000 to 20,000 bottles of its namesake flagship wine. It is a blend of classic Bordeaux varietals, consisting of 40% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with Merlot and Petit Verdot making up the rest.

‘By 2020, I think we will be closer to 40,000 bottles,’ said Romba. She added that the estate could double production of its second wine, Terra di Monteverro, to 100,000 bottles over the same timescale.

Both wines have the same proportions of Bordeaux varietals, but the Monteverro wine has spent 24 months ageing in French oak barrels with 80% new oak, while Terra di Monteverro spends 20 months in the barrel, with 50% new oak. 

The estate’s winemaking team, led by winemaker Matthieu Taunay, also produces around 4,000 bottles of Chardonnay annually and 10,000 bottles of a Rhone-style blend of Syrah and Grenache, named Tinata. Bordeaux wine consultant Michel Rolland advises Monteverro and visits in person three times per year, usually for two days at a time. 

Romba spent 10 years working at Mahler-Besse in Bordeaux, which is part of the syndicate that owns Chateau Palmer, before joining Monteverro in 2010. 

Written by Chris Mercer

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History

Our goal is to create a world class wine such as a “Premier Grand Cru” of Tuscany – and to achieve the level of quality that is only possible by striving for perfection, through hard work and a loving attention to detail. This is why everyone at Monteverro is dedicated to doing their very best. From this passion, unique and authentic wines are created. 
The grapes are hand-harvested and the exceptional terroir can be tasted in every sip. We apply only the most modern winemaking techniques and exceedingly meticulous methods throughout the entire production process. All this helps make our wine and its taste totally unique.

 

In southern Tuscany, at the foot of the picturesquely village of Capalbio, lies Monteverro. This is a region renowned for its authenticity and tradition and is characterised by its proximity to the sea, a love of life and a passion for art, as well as by hard agricultural toil. 

Monteverro is the fruit of our passion. The idea of running a high end winery in Tuscany stems from our unbridled enthusiasm for outstanding wine. The love of the Maremma region and our desire to achieve the utmost every day are our inspiration. The result is some of the best and most exceptional wines in the world. This is not only thanks to our great exposure, our amazing slopes, the sea breeze and the red clay soil with large rocks, but of course to the people that make Monteverro so unique. It is the pure joy to be found in making magnificent wine that obliges us to take exceptional care and attention in picking and pressing only the very best grapes.
We regard our wine as a total work of art – one sees it, smells it and tastes it. And of this, each and every one of us is proud.

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Vineyards

At Monteverro the steep slopes and immediate proximity of the sea offer a microclimate that makes for very special wines. The brisk wind, cool nights and sun-soaked days create optimum climatic conditions for growth. The unique composition of the soil – red clay mixed with eroded stones – makes the area in which we grow our vines one of the most mineral-rich in the world. This special terroir lends our wines their characteristic outstanding taste that makes them what they are – a unique experience.

Monteverro is comprised of 50 hectares, 27 of which were planted to international varietals a mere several years ago when the estate was founded.  Each parcel is individually managed: the vines are pruned accordingly, the grapes are harvested by hand at their peak, and each varietal and parcel is vinified separately. 

From the very beginning, the Webers have placed particular value upon working together with the most renowned soil experts, such as Lydia and Claude Bourguignon, in order to make the best possible use of their terroir. Their fundamental philosophy is based upon an integrated approach in the treatment of the soil from which the grapevines derive all of their energy and health. The soil is treated as a living organism, the balance of which is destroyed by the use of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. 

 

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Winemaking

A naturally temperature controlled modern winery is built into a hillside so as not to disrupt the landscape.  State-of-the art technology is implemented to further enhance the work done in the vineyards, where the wine is truly made, including microvinification, management of natural fermentation, and maximizing yields.  The use of gravity is employed to manage the movement of wines.  The winemaking process is overseen by Matthieu Taunay, whose style encompasses the perfect balance of tradition and innovation.  He is joined by consultants Michael Rolland and Jean Hoefliger of Alpha Omega in California.

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 Matthieu Taunay / Monteverro Winery, Wine Maker (Italy)  tasted  10 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  10 wines 

Monteverro Tinata 2008 / The very first vintage! Deep dark cherry with hints of purple on the rim, the wine reveals on the nose an explosion of freshly cut lavender, blueberries, game, black currant, tulips, black cherry, chocolate and cedar wood. On the palate, the wine shows an intense entrance with a velvety mouth feel, blueberries, blackberries and dark coco powder balanced with red cherry, lingering on rose petals. Great personnality for a fantastic debut!

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 Matthieu Taunay / Monteverro Winery, Wine Maker (Italy)  tasted  6 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  6 wines 

Monteverro 2008 / The very first vintage! Intense dark black with ruby on the rim, the wine reveals a nose intense and complex of dark fruit like blackberries and black currant with touches of rosemary, dark cherry liquor, black liquorice and cigar box. On the palate, the wine shows a structured and complex mouth feel with integrated tannins, velvety blueberries and black berry jam, lingering on freshly picked black currant and fresh plum. Great potentiel and fantastic debut!

4m 10d ago

 Antti Korpela, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  6 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  15 wines 

Very rare and excellent Penfolds Bin 60 A 1962 - 97 points.

5m 2d ago

 Rajiv Kehr, Pro (India)  tasted  2 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  23 wines 

The second day of the 100-Tasting offered a lots of great Champagnes. My best were Krug 1998, Dom Pérignon P2 Rosé 1995, Cristal 1996, Krug Clos du Mesnil 1998 etc.

7m 17d ago

 Rajiv Singhal / Fine Wine Magazine India, Wine Writer (India)  tasted  6 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  10 wines 

“Monteverro Tinata vertical - all the vintages. This Cotes du Rhone blend pays hommage to owner Georg Weber's mother, Tina. Red fruit aromas, such as cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, harmoniously mingle with subtle hints of florals, herbs, and spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, and coriander, and geranium, lavender, and rose. The entrance is fresh, but finishes sweet with nuances of grenadine and a touch of cassis. Fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels, Monteverro Tinata is aged in 40% new French oak barrels and 60% egg-shaped concrete tanks for 16 months.”

9m 27d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  7 wines 

“Evening with John Kapon on the Finnish War Ship at Baltic Sea.”

10m 10d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  3 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  24 wines 

“Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2002 - Moderately pale yellow colour with lively bubbles. Rich is the nose as well, with ripe fruity and toasty aromas that set this wine’s nose near perfection. Very rich, round and ripe taste is enhanced by monumental acidity. Promising youngish wine with great harmony. Great future ahead although very enjoyable already now.”

11m 10d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  4 wines  from  Monteverro . In a tasting of  13 wines 

“One of the best Italian white wine I have ever tasted: Monteverro Chardonnay 2013 / Pale, medium-golden yellow. Very refined nose. Flowery bouquet, with buttery, pecan and walnut aromas and restrained creamy oak. Beautiful sweetness and satin structure as it strikes the palate. Ripe fruit is buttery-edged with greengage and citrus favours. Taste is firm and endless with beautiful layers of fruit and unctuous texture, giving a real succulence on the mid-palate. The commanding finish has good length through a lively acidity. A charming, very elegant wine now, but should cellar very well. -Bravo! 95 points”

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