Horses, Women and Art – Montevertine’s Le Pergole Torte

No, no, no – get those images of Lady Godiva out of your head! This post about Montevertine’s Le Pergole Torte is far less salacious. One of the key takeaways of my visit to Montevertine was the undoubted appreciation of the proprietors for horses, art and well…women. Wisely deciding that if the labels of Le Pergole Torte were to be adorned with two of those three, then it should be the latter two, the late Sergio Manetti commissioned artist Alberto Manfredi to depict a female face on the label of Le Pergole Torte 1982. (To explain the horses link, you can read my thoughts on my recent visit to Montevertine here.)

It’s a tradition that has carried on to present day and is now almost as famous as the wine itself. My fashion journalist wife was delighted to be given some labels from past vintages during our visit; I was delighted too since it reduces the likelihood of her breaking into the Eurocave and steaming the labels off the bottles that I plan to leave rest and develop for a few years yet.

The full collection of labels can be viewed on the Montevertine website.

I’ve picked out a few of my favourites to whet the appetite: