Montevetrano "Core" Aglianico 2013 (Campania, Italy)

Montevetrano "Core" Aglianico 2013
(Campania, Italy)


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Core (pronounced Kor-Ay) is local dialect for “heart”, and the label (once again designed by the daughter of proprietress Silvia Imparato) evokes the love of life, and wine that is the spirit of Montevetrano. Core is sourced from particular experimental Aglianico plots on the estate in San Cipriano and also from outside growers in the classical Benevento area who are working closely with Riccardo Cotarella.

Tasting Notes:
This deep ruby-red wine displays aromas of red fruits and spices with undertones of licorice, earth, and leather.

Food Pairing: This wine makes an excellent pairing with roasted lamb, grilled tenderloin, braised ossobuco and ripe cheeses.

Technical Data:
Varietal composition:100% Aglianico
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 10 months
Alcohol: 13.5 %
pH level: 3.7
Acidity: 5.0 g/L


Ratings & Reviews



89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2013 Aglianico Core sees fruit sourced from two provinces of Campania, Benevento to the north and Salerno to the south. This pan-Campania expression sees a two-week maceration time and ten months in barrique. The wine is soft and luscious with thick layers of dark fruit, cinnamon, cherry wood, prune and plum. There are distant mineral tones at the back, but they are soft and subtle. This wine can be consumed in the near term, or can age longer." - Monica Larner (Apr 2015)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A balanced red, featuring light, dusty tannins, layered with open-knit flavors of crushed black raspberry, smoke, cocoa powder and black cherry puree. Drink now through 2018. 400 cases imported." – AN (May 31, 2015)