Suvereto, one of the warmer micro-climates on the Tuscan coast just south of Bolgheri, is an area that is relatively new to many. Despite its long winemaking and farming history going back as far as 1000 AD, the Suvereto DOC was only officially recognized in 2000. Set in the fertile Val di Comia, clay soils and proximity to the sea give an intensity to the flavours, producing ripe and direct wines typically made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and the local Sangiovese. This is the heart of the Super Tuscan growing area.
In 1988, Fabio Chiarelotto purchased the Montepeloso estate. Though the vineyard was already well-renowned, Chiarelotto saw the potential of the site and chose to take the necessary steps to make the vineyard even better. Retraining, pruning, and even re-grafting many vines, Fabio was committed to perfection, pulling up thousands of low quality vines and replacing them with varietals more suited to the windy warmth of Suvereto. Looking back, he made the right decision, as today Montepeloso has few rivals on the Tuscan coast for producing wines of riveting complexity and great elegance.
On offer this week is the 2013 Montepeloso A Quo. This wine is considered the “entry” offering from the estate. The wine is a blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Montepulciano, 20% Sangiovese, 10% Marselan and 10% Alicante Bouschet. The grapes come from low-yielding vineyards; they are hand-picked and sorted, destemmed and aged in new and second year oak.
The 2013 Montepeloso A Quo is available for immediate delivery. To order, simply reply to this e-mail or call 416-463-4677. There are only 30 cases of this wine available. Along with Tua Rita, Montepeloso is producing some of the most extraordinary wines in the Maremma … NOT to be missed.