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Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2009 (Campania, Italy) - [AG 92] [WS 92] [WE 92]
Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Red IGT 2009 (Campania, Italy) - [AG 92] [WS 92] [WE 92]


 
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Winery: Montevetrano
Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Aglianico
Region: Campania, Italy
Vintage: 2009
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: MONTEVETRANORED09-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle that has structural origins dating back to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend of classic French varietals blended with the indigenous Campanian king - Aglianico. Pleasing hundreds of wine lovers and collectors 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:
Montevetrano is deep garnet and shows an intense bouquet of blackberries, cedar, black currant, licorice, tobacco, earth and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and rich, silky texture. Perfect for dinner with close friends and family.

Food Pairing: Pairs beautifully with robust, savory dishes-- aged steak, pot roasts, beef stews and cassoulet.

Technical Data:
Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Aglianico
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 12-14 months
Alcohol: 13.5 %
pH level: 3.7
Acidity: 5.3 g/L

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2009 Montevetrano is quite possibly the most accessible young vintage of this wine I have ever tasted. I am accustomed to Montevetranos that are tight and austere, but not in 2009. In 2009 Montevetrano is open and radiant, with layers of dark fruit and a polished, well-articulated finish. The 2009 is likely to be an early drinker, but that doesn't necessarily mean the wine will age quickly. A complete vertical tasted last year and published in Issue 190 found the wines in great shape, including all of the earliest vintages. Montevetrano is approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Aglianico that spent 12-14 months in French oak, 50% new. It remains a benchmark in southern Italian oenology. - Antonio Galloni (June 2011)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Concentrated and polished, with a compact core of fresh crushed black cherry, blackberry and cassis. Silky tannins lead to layers of wild flowers, ash and iron that are slow to unfold on the long, focused finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Aglianico. Best from 2013 through 2023. 2,500 cases made." - NW (Nov 15, 2011)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Montevetrano is an impressive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot and Aglianico that shows the enormous potential of red wines from southern Italy. It will age 10 years or more, and it already shows deeply sophisticated flavors of tobacco, dry fruit and spice." - M.L. (2/1/2013)


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