Montepeloso 2018 'Eneo' Costa Toscana IGT
Item Number: 14913
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Sangiovese / Montepulciano / Alicante / Malvasia Nera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Lime-rich petrified clay and silex
Elevation: 50-100 meters
Eneo is Montepeloso’s grand vin produced from Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Alicante and Malvasia Nera (biotype of Tempranillo).
Vine Age: Vines range between 9 and 22 years old.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit is manually harvested using small baskets. Grapes are 100% destemmed. The wine macerates for 14-22 days. Fermentation occurs in 1,500-liter and 3,000-liter steel tanks. The wine ages for 18 months in second and third passage French barrels and another 18 months in bottle before release. Malolactic fermentation occurs in French oak barrels. It is not filtered.
Tasting Notes: The Montepeloso Eneo is a gorgeously ripe and bold Tuscan red blend. Flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, cranberry, and shaved chocolate combine with velvety, soft tannins. There is also pronounced minerality accompanied by spice. Pair with grilled meat, aged cheeses and pasta.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (3/2020): "The tasting was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Maremma. Proprietor Fabio Chiarelotto and longtime winemaker Fabrizio Moltard have turned out a magnificent, thrilling set of wines. The 2016s are majestic, while the 2018s, which I tasted from tank, show how well warmer sites handled 2018...the wines have never been better."