90% Sangiovese with small additions of Canaiolo and Colorino.
Montervertine was established within the boundaries of what became Chianti Classico and, initially, Manetti used the Chianti Classico designation for his wines. However, he soon became frustrated at the manditory inclusion of at least 10 percent of the white grape Trebbiano in the blend, and left the Chianti Classico Consortium in 1981.
History sided with Manetti and, in 2006, Chianti Classico outlawed the use of white grapes. Despite the change, Montervertine still uses the broader IGT Toscana classification. All Montevertine wines are Sangiovese-dominant, with small amounts of Colorino and Canaiolo – making them classic Chianti blends. Montevertine is now known as a cult producer of high-quality, Sangiovese-dominant red wines from Tuscany.
Critic Tasting Notes: "The 2020 Montevertine is outrageously beautiful, just as it was from barrel. Rich and sumptuous, the 2020 possesses tremendous fruit purity and exceptional balance. Dark red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint and sweet spice abound in an exceptional wine that delivers the goods. The 2020 is a wine that marries the classicism of Montevertine with the solar intensity of today's harvests." - 96 pts, Antonio Galloni (Vinous)