Monteverro Tinata 2010
You could blame Georg Weber's change of life on a Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classe, and on an evening he spent in Lausanne with a friend. That was when the young university student first tasted a glass of truly great claret, and when his life took on a new direction. The memory and thrill of that fantastic wine set him on a new path that would, a few years later, lead him to Monteverro, near Capalbio in Tuscany.
Monteverro is a lovely estate located between Capalbio and the sea, in an area that until recently had never had much success producing wines. In 2003, before buying this 50-hectare farm there, Georg Weber wanted to make sure it would be able to produce the kind of wine he remembered from those memorable tastes of the Medoc. He ran tests on Monteverro's soil and growing conditions, and was satisfied with the results the lovely hills he'd fallen for could give him.
In honor of those memories, he planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, as well as some Syrah and Grenache. Chardonnay and Vermentino are the white grapes. By 2008 the grapes began to bear the kind of fruit Weber was interested in. In 2011 Monteverro's first five wines were released on the market.
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.