This is a fantastic red blend from Maremma, a sub-region of Tuscany less than two miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is made from three Bordeaux varietals. I had the pleasure of visiting Tenuta Monteti and tasting this wine with the winery owner, Javier, when I was in Italy in May. Monteti meticulously crafts their wines in a way that would make you think the bottles cost hundreds of dollars, but thankfully you can grab this gem for $30! - Chris
2016 Tenuta Monteti...$29.99 on sale! (reg. price $39.99)
It is a blend of Petit Verdot (with percentages varying depending on the vintage from 40 to 55%), Cabernet Franc (between 30 and 25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (between 15 and 20%).
It matures for 18 months in medium-toasted French oak barriques, 70% of which are new. This is followed by further 2 years of bottle ageing before being released onto the market.
With Monteti we seek the personality of the Maremman territory subjected however to the complexity and elegance of a great wine. Petit Verdot is the personality, the rebel horse, Cabernet Sauvignon conveys structure and longevity and Cabernet Franc is the feminine element that embraces and softens both.