Montevetrano

Rosso Colli di Salento IGT

Rosso Colli di Salento IGT
Italy

50% Cab Sauv 30% Aglianico 20% Merlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Fish
    Lamb, Game Meat
    Red Meat, Steak, Beef
    Root Vegetable
  • ColorDeep ruby red
  • Nose
    Blackberryblackberry
    Blackcurrantblackcurrant
    Clove, Baking Spiceclove
    Mushroom, Earthmushroom
    Tobacco Leaftobacco

Campania At a Glance

Region Name Campania

Like many Italian regions, Campania is home to an impressive array of grape varieties, some found almost nowhere else on earth. Its most important variety is arguably Aglianico, the grape behind the region’s two most famous and respected red wines: Taurasi and Aglianico del Taburno.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2019 Wine Advocate 95 Oct 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Wine Spectator 93 Nov 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling 97 Dec 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 94 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 93 Jan 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2019 Wine Advocate This is one of the icon wines of southern Italy. It maintains its timeless nature throughout the years, in good vintages and in bad. The 2019 Montevetrano embraces the radiance and elegance of the very good vintage this was in Campania, with cool nights, good moisture and average summer temperatures. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot sourced from a five-hectare site with clay soils. Some 20,000 bottles are made. The bouquet reveals dark cherry and black plum with baker's chocolate and exotic spice. There is an especially black fruit quality that is almost tarry from the Aglianico, and that grape really pops from the blend, as it should, since this is one of the original "super Campania" wines. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2019 Wine Spectator A bold red, with lush layers of blackberry reduction and crème de cassis enriched by toasty smoke and tarry mineral threads. Features fine-grained, well-knit tannins that provide sculpted structure, with fragrant black licorice, fig cake and wild sage notes lingering on the chewy finish. Aglianico. Best from 2023 through 2029. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2018 James Suckling A red with plum and cherry character with hints of bark, mushroom and clove. It’s full-bodied with layers of fruit and a long, flavorful finish. Needs time to soften, but structured and beautiful. Such finesse with strength. Really impressive. Try after 2022. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator A suave, full-bodied red, with plush tannins firming the rich blackberry coulis and blueberry fruit. It's layered and harmonious, with hints of bay leaf, graphite and mineral unfurling on the palate and through to the racy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico and Merlot. Drink now through 2033. 1,300 cases made, 397 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media There’s a decidedly floral and spicy character to the 2018 Montevetrano (Colli di Salerno) that captivates the senses and pulls you close to the glass. Its fruit is more lifted and high-toned than usual, as blackberries mix with currants and crushed violets. A wave of stone dust and minerals translates directly from the nose to the palate, as its initially-silky textures are quickly firmed up by a core of strict acidity and grippy tannins that settle in toward the close. This is incredibly long but also achingly structured, currently holding back much of its fruit, and instead showing inner rose tones and hints of black tea. The 2018 will require a number of years to fully blossom; yet once it does, you can expect a very pretty and perfumed vintage of Montevetrano. This is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot. Shelf Talker Full Page Review