Montevetrano 2019


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“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. Drink: 2023-2038. 95 points

Managed by the dynamic Silvia Imparato, Montevetrano is one of the iconic wineries of Campania. There are five hectares of vines inland at about five kilometers from the sea on the slopes of the Monti Picentini. Grapevines are surrounded by oaks, Mediterranean brush, cherry, fig and prune trees in medium-density clay soils with some schist in the upper terraces under a medieval castle.”

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/22)