Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2012
(Campania, Italy) - [JS 93] [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: 13.5 %
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - James Suckling:
"A velvety-textured red with lots of dried-fruit, hazelnut and walnut undertones. Full and flavorful but rich and chocolatey. This is just a baby now. Needs three or four years to soften: better in 2017." - (Friday, March 13, 2015)
91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Brimming with dark cassis and black cherry fruit, this elegant red offers polished tannins and a finely meshed palate that layers the pure fruit with accents of dried thyme, graphite, rich leather, smoke and loamy earth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico and Merlot. Drink now through 2025. 2,500 cases made." - AN (Web Only - 2015)