Another Tuscan Treasure

Another wine from my Christmas mixed case from the Wine Society:

Montevertine 2006  IGT ****

Originally a Vino di Tavola because the Chianti Classico consorzio said the vineyard we untypical despite being planted in the 1960s with Sangiovese. This wine is 90% Sangiovese with the remainder made up from Canaiolo and Colorino.  High altitude vineyard run by Martino Manetti. Mid-deep youthful colour; black fruit, touch of tar but not teriibly expressive, still quite closed with more to give; firm, fine, quite sinewy with tea leaf tannins and acidity, very elegant and Burgundian and more evolved on the palate than on the nose, fine length with a streak of acidity extending right the way through. Very much a food wine. 17

Scoring

19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)

17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)

15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)

13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)

10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)

8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)

Below 8 Faulty