Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2011
(Campania, Italy) - [JS 94] [AG 92+] [RP 92] [WS 91]
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Notes from the Winemaker:
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. 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.
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.
Pair this wine with roasted beef, demi glaces, black truffle ravioli, and beef Wellington.
Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico, 20% Merlot
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 12-14 months
Alcohol: 14.0 %
pH level: 3.7
Dry extract: 32.8 g/L
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a racy and beautiful red with spices, dark fruits and a smoky, light vanilla undertone. It's full-bodied but super polished. Very fine tannins. Flavors go on for minutes." (12/20/2013)
92+ Points - Vinous:
â€œDark ruby-red. Vibrant but reticent aromas of dark berries, cedar, cola, mint, sweet spices and underbrush. Concentrated and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity providing lift to the oak-influenced flavors of dark berries, licorice and herbs. This Montevetrano offers early appeal but also has the capacity for a leisurely evolution in bottle.â€ (09/01/2015)
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2011 Montevetrano is an IGP blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 30% Aglianico. It is the quintessential "super Campania" wine and has enjoyed world wide fame thanks to this fact. The 2011 vintage opens to a dark, brooding appearance and thick aromatic layers that peel back one item at a time. You'll recognize tones of cured meat, sandalwood, Spanish cedar, cinnamon, ripe fruit and blackberry preserves. The 2011 vintage heat is evident here. The tannins are soft and sweet. This is an impressive wine, but it needs more time to find full integration." - Monica Larner (Apr 2015)
91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This dark, compact red boasts cassis, blackberry reduction, cedar and grilled herb notes on a full frame, with assertive woodsy tannins marking the spicy finish. Best from 2014 through 2020. 2,500 cases made." - NW (Sep 30, 2013)