Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Merlot
Tenuta Monteti is a heart-felt but state-of-the-art producer based in southern Maremma, Tuscany, where shelter from coastal winds is provided by the eponymous Monteti peak. After growing up in Lombard vineyards, the somewhat lyrical figure of Paolo Baratta and his wife Gemma finally found a spot for their own estate in 1999, now joined by daughter Eva and her husband Javier Pedrazzini. Like many producers in ‘Super Tuscan’ Maremma the estate is planted in French varieties, in this case Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet and Merlot. Using near-organic principles in the vines, the winery too is low-intervention with indigenous yeast fermentation serviced by a high-tech, gravity-fed system into a large underground cellar. Here each parcel of each variety is vinified and aged separately, allowing the fullest possible palette for blending their two distinctive and increasingly renowned estate wines, the Caburnio and it’s big brother Monteti
What The Critics Say
91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
"A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2013 Caburnio is a dark and compelling expression from the Tuscan Coast. The bouquet is vertical and bright with nicely delineated tones of candied cherry, kirsch or crème de cassis. The wine shows distictive elegance, and that comes through very nicely in this balanced vintage. This is an excellent value option." Drink 2017 - 2024
92/100 Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
"This opens with savory aromas of black-skinned berry, Mediterranean scrub and a whiff of bell pepper. The juicy palate delivers cassis, Marasca cherry and a touch of tangerine zest alongside polished tannins." Drink 2018 - 2022
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson MW (2011 vintage)
"Already with some attractive evolution on the nose. Full and ripe but with sufficient structure and acidity. Full of character. Exciting. VGV"
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