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2010 Montevetrano, 1.5ltr

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September 25, 2022 - $130

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RATINGS

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96The Wine Advocate

...flat-out gorgeous... extraordinary beauty... I don’t think I have ever tasted a young Montevetrano with this much pure silkiness and finesse. There is a level of precision and delineation in the 2010 that is truly marvelous.

96Vinous / IWC

A wine of extraordinary beauty...impresses for its clarity and nuance...pure silkiness and finesse. There is a level of precision and delineation in the 2010 that is truly marvelous.

91Wine Spectator

This polished, full-bodied red leads with a ripe core of cassis, cherry and fleshy plum fruit, backed by a grippy finish of tar, tobacco and husky spice.

REGION

Italy, Campania, Colli di Salerno

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.

VINTAGE

2010 Montevetrano

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Aglianico