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2016 Montevetrano Colli Di SalernoBlend from Italy

$56.95

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"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 o...

  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

98

Stunningly fresh nose of blackcurrants, blackberries and elderberries with myriad spice and herbal nuances. Breathtakingly fine tannins and great freshness packed into a sleek frame, the wine gliding over the palate gracefully as it heads out towards eternity. Delicious now, but with enormous aging potential.

95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Montevetrano hits it out of the ballpark with beautiful intensity and lush richness that feels seamless and balanced. This is a celebrated blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot that delivers impressive characteristics that can be traced to each one of those grapes. You get the structure and the cherry-infused softness of the two French grapes with the dark fruit and the flinty crushed stone and spice of the native Aglianico grape. The vines are 20 years old on average and are planted in rich soils with plenty of rocky material. This wine is submitted to a careful 14 months in French barrique.

Product Description:

"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." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 122316
Country Italy
Region Campania
Sub-Region Campania IGT
Ratings

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black fruit, earth, heavy tannin, dark chocolate, plum, black cherry, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, chocolate, plum, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather