Montevetrano Colli di Salerno Rosso 2012
This is a gorgeous red blend from Campania made of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot. Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle that dates back to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend of French varietals with the king of red grapes in Campania - 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.
Look for a deep ruby-red 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. Pair this wine with roasted red meats, demi glaces, black truffle ravioli, and aged cheeses and salumi.
Bottle ShopLike catching up with an old friend, we remember visiting this estate back in the early 2000’s and being blown away by the quality and beauty of the vineyards and property. Beautiful floral notes in the nose lead to a beautifully layered array of multidimensional dark fruit flavors which intensify with each sip. There is no shortage of richness or intensity in the Southern Italian beauty which will drink well into 2025 or beyond.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Montevetrano has evidently embraced the heat of this warm summer season. This is a dark and exuberant wine, with bold fruit flavors of black cherry, spice, leather and chocolate that pop with intensity from the glass. The effect is seamless, soft and fully integrated. The wine shows a riper taste profile, for sure, that offers pleasure and opulence. Drink Date 2017 - 2028
Wine SpectatorBrimming with dark cassis and black cherry fruit, this elegant red offers polished tannins and a finely meshed palate that layers the pure fruit with accents of dried thyme, graphite, rich leather, smoke and loamy earth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico and Merlot. Drink now through 2025. 2,500 cases made.