Montevertine is one of Italy's truly iconic wines. It was originally classified as a Chianti Classico, but when the laws were changed to require grapes other than Sangiovese in the blend, the ownership decided to forgo Chianti status in order to keep the wine 100% Sangiovese.
Eventually the laws were changed again to allow for Chianti made from pure Sangiovese, but the owners decided to keep the wine as a Rosso Toscano. Even more confusingly, the owners eventually decided to add a bit of high quality Cannaiolo into the blend. I guess we've come full circle?
The wine itself is a tribute to everything that Sangiovese can be. Statuesque, with ripe red and black cherry, spice, earth, floral, and orange notes, along with a silky texture. To reach full potential I would recommend a few years of additional bottle age. Otherwise if you're going to pull the cork I might suggest doing so 24 hours in advance. This would make a heck of a gift for a collector. It's also flat out beautiful. Vinous note below.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cannaiolo. Serve with long decant or cellar.
"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 a wine that delivers the goods. The 2020 is a wine that marries the classicism of Montevertine with with the solar intensity of today's harvests." 96 points.