Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2019 (Campania, Italy) - [WA 95] [VM 95] [WS 93] [DM 91]

Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2019
(Campania, Italy) - [WA 95] [VM 95] [WS 93] [DM 91]


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About the Winery:
Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle that dates to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend of French varietals with the Campanian king of red grapes - Aglianico. Produced just a few kilometers from Salerno in the winery of Montevetrano owned by Silvia Imparato in San Cipriano Picentino, it is a blend of French native grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with Italian native Aglianico. Pleasing scores of wine lovers around the world with its distinctive character and rich spectrum of flavors, Montevetrano is one of the most sought-after wines from Italy.

About the Wine:
Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of black currants, licorice, tobacco, earth, and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and a rich, silky texture.

Food Pairing:
Pair this wine with roasted beef, demi glaces, black truffle ravioli, and beef Wellington.

Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico, 20% Merlot


Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Advocate:
"This is one of the icon wines of southern Italy. It maintains its timeless nature throughout the years, in good vintages and in bad. The 2019 Montevetrano embraces the radiance and elegance of the very good vintage this was in Campania, with cool nights, good moisture and average summer temperatures. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot sourced from a five-hectare site with clay soils. Some 20,000 bottles are made. The bouquet reveals dark cherry and black plum with baker's chocolate and exotic spice. There is an especially black fruit quality that is almost tarry from the Aglianico, and that grape really pops from the blend, as it should, since this is one of the original "super Campania" wines." - Monica Larner (Oct 2022)

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Montevetrano captivates with a rich mix of brown spice, tobacco, rum-soaked cherries, menthol and mint. This is classy and polished, with textures of pure silk and a massive core of dark red and black fruits that slowly saturate the palate. The 2019 finishes classically dry and incredibly long, leaving fine-grained tannins framing wild blueberry and sage nuances. What a beauty. Cellaring will be required to unlock all of its charms. The 2019 Montevetrano is a beautifully composed blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot." - Eric Guido (Jun 2023)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A bold red, with lush layers of blackberry reduction and crème de cassis enriched by toasty smoke and tarry mineral threads. Features fine-grained, well-knit tannins that provide sculpted structure, with fragrant black licorice, fig cake and wild sage notes lingering on the chewy finish. Aglianico. Best from 2023 through 2029. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported." - Alison Napjus (Nov 2022)

91 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"This famed red, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico and Merlot, finds a greater balance in 2019 than in the past couple of vintages. Purplish in the glass, its rich nose packs a punch: ripe blackberry, clove, dark chocolate and an almost-curry scent. Although powerful and concentrated, it seems to be more polite than usual, with soft tannins, moderate extraction and extremely good balance. The tannins are firm and polished on the mid-palate, well balanced with the fruit despite a slightly austere finish." - Aldo Fiordelli (Mar 2023)