Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2014
(Campania, Italy) - [VM 93+] [JS 93] [RP 91] [WS 90]
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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
Ratings & Reviews
93+ Points - Vinous:
"Good bright ruby. Enticing primary aromas of blueberry, flint, violet, and cocoa, plus a hint of sexy cedar. Sweet, dense and primary on the palate, showing very refined floral lift and intense minerality to the dense red plum and cassis flavors. Finishes fresh, juicy and gripping, featuring a strong saline nuance, substantial fine-grained tannins and terrific length. Truly outstanding wine in the context of the year." - Ian D'Agata (Nov 2016)
93 Points - James Suckling:
"This is really voluptuous with dried-berry, light jam, menthol and spice character. Full to medium body, velvety tannins and a juicy and fruity finish. Spearmint at the end. A beauty now but will improve nicely with bottle age." - (November 21, 2016)
91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This is admittedly a weaker vintage, but the 2014 Montevetrano sails forth with its characteristic confidence and determination nevertheless. The wine is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot, and the aging process takes the finished wine through 14 months in French oak. Some 25,000 bottles were produced. This is a complete and generous wine with dark fruit nuances followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. Like the Aglianico Core, this wine shows a unique point of exotic or Indian spice." - Monica Larner (7th Dec 2018)
90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This medium- to full-bodied red is elegant and well-knit, with a subtle streak of tarry mineral underscoring the crushed black currant, dried thyme and black olive notes. Fresh and focused. Fine tannins firm the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico and Merlot. Drink now through 2022. 1,285 cases made." â€” AN (Aug 31, 2017)