Montevetrano 2014

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.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Colli di Salerno IGP
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
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
64-82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Maceration length
5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12-14 months

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