44,90€ – 89,90€
LabelTorre di Montemaggio IGT
RegionChianti Classico Region
Wine styleIt is a Full bodied wine, rich and dense, with velvety tannins and a pleasant freshness and persistence and a pinch of red forest fruits!
Paired withThis is a rich wine, hence goes perfectly with rich tasty and savoury meals, perfect with any meat, paste, mature cheeses, game or Turkey!
Torre di Montemaggio IGT is a red Tuscan wine made from pure Merlot. It is one of the first wines that was produced at Montemaggio. Its name is derived from the 14th century tower that once stood above the old Roman road between Siena and Florence. An intense ruby color, elegant taste, delicate bouquet, full of berry tones characterize this wine, whose full flavour and balanced acidity is highly esteemed abroad as well.
The reason why Torre was done initially is to minimise the quantity of Merlot that we include in our Chianti Classico range and to be able to offer a more modern alternative to our Traditional Chianti Wines. This pure Merlot however is very different from the Merlots that you are used to and we often call it Merlot di Sangiovese, as it has the same freshness and minerality as Sangiovese. Both wines take these unique characteristics from the terroir of course and are perfect examples of “Terroir” wines.
Following a careful selection of the best Merlot grapes towards the end of September, fermentation takes place for long time at a controlled temperature (not higher than 26°C) in stainless steel and wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation undergoes in stainless steel vats. Maturation follows in barrels mainly from second passage and partially in tonneaux (5 Hl).
The current vintage of Torre di Montemaggio is 2016.
Note from our winemakers
Ilaria Anichini - AgronomoGrape Variety: 100% Merlot, Growing system: Predominantly Spurred Cordon and Alberello, Colour: Intense and profound brilliant ruby red, Nose: Elegant, fresh, perfume of red fruits, Ideal serving temperature: 17-18°C. Preferably opened an hour beforehand.
The Chianti region
The Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy, has a rich history, a reputation that has made a dramatic roller coaster ride and, ultimately, the ability to produce incredible wines with phenomenal value.
Chianti is considered the world's first bounded wine region - a title that dates back to 1716, a time when the Republic of Florence was flourishing and had a hold on much of the wealth of Central Europe.
When the wine was first produced in Chianti, documents indicate that it was a white wine. Only in 1872 was the first mention of the modern version of Chianti wine established, with a letter indicating that Chianti had to be made with at least 70% from Sangiovese, and the other 30% from Canaiolo grapes or a white grape to soften the power of Sangiovese.
The Chianti Classico appellation has some disagreement and confusion in its origin, which ultimately has an effect on the fame of the product. The origin of Chianti Classico was born when an increasing number of producers of inferior quality began to distribute wine under the name Chianti and the boundaries of where Chianti was located became increasingly unclear.
In 1924 a group of producers came together to create the Chianti Classico Consortium in an attempt to protect the quality and heritage of the original Chianti wines. The original Chianti region - now called Chianti Classico - covers 17,640 hectares and extends from just south of Florence to just north of Siena. For reference, the entire Chianti region amounts to 177,500 acres.
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