2014 Montevertine Pergole Torte
$ 119.99
More than just a pretty face on a bottle. Where do we begin?  You've probably heard the phrase "Super Tuscan" before?  Though non-existent in Italian and almost cliche in American wine conversation, it is still a real thing. Pergole Torte is technically the first one. Created in 1981 by refusing to incorporate Trebbiano into the blend, Signor Manetti was the Edward Snowden of his day. By defying Italian AOC laws and giving a big middle finger to the prosaic Chianti that dominated global recognition of the Sangiovese grape....the so called Super Tuscan was born.
Soon to be bastardized with Cabernet and Merlot, Pergole Torte has stayed true to form throughout the decades, creating one of Italy's most iconic wines that is a must for any serious wine collection.