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2010 Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8466484 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
josgr6 $36 $36
tomja $35 $0
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8466484 1 $36 Oct 2, 2022
I8448132 1 $35 Sep 25, 2022
I8448131 1 $35 Sep 25, 2022
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

Menthol, dark berries, ripe red cherry and oaky vanillin aromas and flavors are complicated by hints of coffee and black pepper. Multilayered and very dense... Finishes very smooth, long, clean and fresh.

92Wine Spectator

Pure anise and black cherry flavors ring out in this dense, full-bodied red, tightly meshed with firm tannins and accented by hints of leather, graphite, dried thyme and smoky mineral.

91The Wine Advocate

...opens to a nuanced and delicate bouquet with evident floral notes. The bouquet shows pressed rose, candied fruit, dried apricot, orange zest and freshly tilled earth. There is a touch of fragrant herb and church incense as well. In all, this is a very perfumed expression of Aglianico.

REGION

Italy, Campania, Taurasi

Campania is on the southeastern coast of Italy, and the city of Naples is its commercial and cultural capital. Wine has always been produced in this hard-scrabble region, though the quality of those wines has traditionally not matched the wine quality elsewhere in Italy. Rich volcanic soils mean that the region easily grows everything from citrus and artichokes to nuts, and growing wine grapes has not been a priority historically. However in the last couple of decades forward-thinking producers and vineyard owners have focused on improving both their wines and Campania’s winemaking reputation, and the results are noteworthy. Campania was awarded its first DOCG appellation in 1991. It is the Taurasi DOCG, which grows primarily Aglianico, a native grape that can produce big, concentrated, complex red wines with layers of earthy flavors. There are 101,000 acres of vineyards in Campania, making it Italy’s ninth largest wine producing region, though only 2.8% of those vineyards are in DOC appellations. Nevertheless several excellent large producers and numerous boutique producers are now crafting well-reviewed red and white wines, all mostly from indigenous grapes. Besides Aglianico, the other most frequently planted red wine grapes are Coda de Volpe and Pedirosso. White grapes planted are Falanghina, Fiano and Greco. There are 18 DOCs in Campania.