Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGP 2014

Montevetrano

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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 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.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of black currants, licorice, tobacco, earth, and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and a rich, silky texture. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted beef, demi glaces, black truffle ravioli, and beef Wellington.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Montevetrano vineyard
Vineyard size:
13 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous Silty-Loam
Training method:
Guyot and Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation:
330 feet
Vines/acre:
1,600
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Harvest time:
September-October
First vintage of this wine:
1991
Bottles produced of this wine:
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico, 20% Merlot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15 days
Fermentation temperature:
64-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking
Length of maceration:
5 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12-14 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months

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