Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce DOCG 2012 (Taurasi DOCG, Italy) - [WS 95] [AG 93]

Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce DOCG 2012
(Taurasi DOCG, Italy) - [WS 95] [AG 93]

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WS95 AG93

Notes from the Winemaker:
ntense ruby red colour. Intense and complex nose, with spicy black pepper and nutmeg notes and elegant balsamic nuances that blend with ripe plum, liquorice and coffee notes. In the mouth this wine is warm, fat, opulent, but also extremely fresh and sapid, with tightly knit tannins. A long finish of ripe fruit and of torrefaction. A wine of great character to be matched with game and with great seasoned cheese.

Varietal: 100% Aglianico
Production zone: Montemarano
CRU: Vigna Cinque Querce
Type of soil: Clayey-Calcareous
Vineyard density: 2500-3000 vines/hectare
Age of the vineyard: 18-20 years
Altitude: 550/600 meters above sea level
Exposure: South-east
Grape Yield: 6 tons/hectare
Harvest: by hand in small cases
Time ofharvest: beginning of November/mid November
Fermentation: in steel with temperature control
Maturation: approximately 48 months in barriques and in large oak casks
Finishing in the bottle: 6 months minimum
Vine training system: espalier-cordon spur

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A deep, plush, full-bodied red, with dense tannins that are well-meshed to flavors of black cherry pâte de fruit, olive paste, cured tobacco, spice box, iron and graphite. Big and brooding, this nonetheless maintains a sense of elegance throughout. Best from 2022 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,000 cases made, 100 cases imported." - AN (Issue Nov 30, 2019)

93 Points - Vinous:
"Moderately saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of red currant, aromatic herbs, spices and flint. Smooth and fine-grained, conveying a distinctly refined quality to the big, juicy red cherry and sweet spice flavors. Showcases outstanding balance and length, finishing with solid extract and excellent length." Ian D'Agata - (Nov 2019)