Montepeloso 2021 'Eneo' Costa Toscana IGT

Montepeloso 2021 'Eneo' Costa Toscana IGT

Item Number: 19567

UPC: 0-815508012406

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 65% Sangiovese / 25% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Malvasia Nera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Lime-rich petrified clay & silex
Elevation: 50-100 meters

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested by hand from vines aged between 12 and 50 years old. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in a temperature-controlled vat. Maceration lasts for 10-25 days on the skins, depending on the grape variety. Malolactic fermentation occurs in used French barriques. The wine ages for 8-10 months in 2nd and 3rd passage barrels and another 12 months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes: The nose is opulent and intense with a predominance of black fruits and spicy notes. The pronounced minerality is accompanied by toasty aromas of hardwood and spices. The texture is silky and balanced. Pair the Montepeloso Eneo with grilled meat, aged cheeses and pasta.

Terroir Notes: Tucked away in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan Coast is the 30-hectare Montepeloso estate of which 14 hectares are planted to vines. In Suvereto, the influences of land and sea interact. The thermal currents generated by a combination of strong solar radiation and local ground conditions, as well as the constant ventilation from coastal winds, exert a welcome cooling effect on the grapes. Despite the Tuscan sun, there is a freshness in the air, which is also apparent in the pronounced salinity of the wines. The strongly mineral composition of the soils in the Colline Metallifere area and the spicy notes of the Mediterranean macchia have a seminal influence on the wines, endowing them with lightness and a distinctive local character. The soil of Montepeloso is rich in minerals, characterized by the silex typical of the area and the scaly Scaglia Toscana (fossilized clay).


  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (8/1/2023)

    The 2021 Eneo is superb. Bright and effusive, with tons of explosive energy, the 2021 is shaping up to be a gem. Crushed flowers, blood orange, cinnamon, cedar and spice are all finely delineated in an Eneo that exudes balance. Clean mineral notes extend the finish effortlessly. I very much admire the vibrancy here, something that is hard to achieve in this district of Suvereto.