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  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    sushi

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eParker 93 points / The 2010 Chardonnay is fermented in egg-shaped concrete tanks and 30% of the wine sees new French oak. There’s a toasted note of baked bread or almond that sets off the complex bouquet. Aromas later open to peach, apricot, exotic fruit, honeysuckle, vanilla and spice. This is a sophisticated and impeccable wine with the pedigree of an important, oak-aged Chardonnay from the New World. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.  

We’ve all heard the story before: Wealthy businessman falls in love with fine wine and sets out to make an icon wine of his own. Founded by German-born Swiss entrepreneur Georg Weber, Monteverro is the kind of estate you’d expect to find in Napa Valley where big money regularly rolls into town. Michel Rolland is a consultant and the underground barrel room is colossal, both in terms of investment and aspiration. Here’s the catch: Mr. Weber did not choose Napa. Instead, he settled on the trendy beach town of Capalbio in southern Tuscany that is known for many things, but not wine. Showing a level of moxie so high it touches peaks of brilliance and insanity, he planted his winemaking flag here. Given the excellent results, I can only say “chapeau.”
 

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The Story

Our Chardonnay is a top quality wine with great character traits. The wine originates from a mini-plot on the best slope and is produced only in very small amounts. The absolute attention to detail and meticulous screening and selection make this Chardonnay extremely distinctive. Proximity to the sea and the cool nights lend this wine its uniqueness and a suggestion of finesse worthy of a Burgundy.

Monteverro Chardonnay is bursting with sweet aromas of pear, honey, vanilla, apricot, and white chocolate. It is balanced by mild notes of white truffles and roasted nuts. The first sips are fresh revealing enticing stone fruit and citrus flavors of white peach and blood orange; the wine quickly evolves to showcase a complex white with excellent minerality and a lingering finish with hints of candied orange peel and marzipan. The wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation on fine lees and is then aged in 30% new French oak barrels and 70% egg-shaped concrete tanks for 14 months.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Denomination: IGT Toscana Chardonnay (Maremma, Tuscany)

Soil: Clay and limestone

Plantation: 7,575 vines/ha oriented east/west

Harvest: Handpicked and harvest date adapted to each section of the Chardonnay parcels

Winemaking: Each lot fermented separately Whole cluster pressing Natural fermentations Aging on fine lees 100% gravity

Aging: 50% spent 14 months in French oak barrels with 40% new oak, the remaining 50% aged in concrete eggs

Bottling: No fining, light filtration

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Wine Information

As the year before the winter of 2009/2010 was very rainy. Spring warmth has struggled to settle, so that vegetative growth was reasonable and slower than in the past. The rst half of May was rainy and could have caused a dif cult owering but fortunately the situation improved later on. Summer drought was balanced by a relatively covered sky. In short, there was an ideal situation to pick up Chardonnay at optimum maturity between 7th and 14th September.

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Origin

Capalbio, Tuscany

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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