2016 Conti di San Bonifacio, Monteregio "Riserva"

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2016 Conti di San Bonifacio, Monteregio "Riserva"

Not just a good Sangiovese, a GREAT Sangiovese.
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If you are like me, you are eating a good deal of pasta these days. If so, you might as well have a stunning Sangiovese to enjoy with it!

The 2016 Monteregio "Riserva" is not just a good Sangiovese, it is a GREAT Sangiovese.

What do Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Monteregio all have in common? They all come from the prestigious region of Maremma.

From an outstanding 2016 Tuscan vintage, this red is a must have for Sangiovese and Super Tuscan fans!!

And, who is the winemaker?

Drumroll please... Luca d'Attoma! Making some of the greatest wines in Italy, Luca is best known for Tua Rita, in particular Tua Rita's Redigaffi, which boasts a price tag of $275 per bottle. 

How did Count Monfredo join forces with such a winemaking powerhouse? They are friends for starters, but Luca recognized something special about the rustic setting among the olive groves and vines with never-ending hilltop views of the countryside. The terroir is literally heaven on earth. 

The previous vintage, the 2015 Monteregio Riserva, was one of our Top Five Picks of 2018.  This stunning 2016 vintage, is even better!

Load up and enjoy!

Enjoy!

$26.95 per bottle / $323.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94 / 100

FORMER TOP FIVE OF 2018 • #5

We're seeing back-to-back blockbuster vintages with the 2016 Conti di San Bonifacio Monteregio "Riserva." The previous vintage was one of our Top 5 Picks of 2018. This vintage is another excellent release with a bit more structure than the 2015. It too boasts red currant, black cherry, and plush compote provide warming fruit notes on the palate. Dusty tannins give great texture and grip to this silky Sangiovese. A bit of spice on the long finish is oh so nice! Friend and winemaker Luca d'Attoma (of Tua Rita) recognized something special about the winery's hilltop terroir. It shows in this wine that should be purchased by the case!


Product Details


Producer: Conti di San Bonifacio

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W6261-3-1