Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2013 (Campania, Italy) - [JS 96] [WE 93] [WS 92]

Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2013
(Campania, Italy) - [JS 96] [WE 93] [WS 92]

Regular price $95.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $15.03

JS96 WE93 WS92
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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.

Tasting Notes:
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.

Analytical Data:
Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico, 20% Merlot
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 12-14 months

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:

"This is a famous red that delivers depth and finesse. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful finish of blackberry, cocoa and spices including black peppercorns. One of the best Montevetranos in years. A blend of aglianico and merlot. Drink or hold." - (Monday, October 19, 2015)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Intense aromas of red-skinned berry, fragrant blue flower, Oriental spice and a whiff of graphite take center stage. The taut, chewy palate doles out Marasca cherry, blackberry, anise, mocha and a peppery note alongside bright acidity and polished, fine-grained tannins." - Kerin O’Keefe (3/1/2016)

92 Points Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Coffee and spice notes underscore this rich, chewy red, accenting flavors of crushed black currant and wild cherry fruit, smoky mineral and star anise, with a hint of cocoa. This is sleek and finely meshed, with a grippy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico and Merlot. Drink now through 2026. 2,100 cases made." - AN (Feb 29, 2016)