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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Di Majo Norante Montepulciano Don Luigi 2000
Di Majo Norante Montepulciano Don Luigi 2000
(search item no. 54902)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red color with purple nuances. This wine is rich, intense and harmonious. A perfect fusion of ripe fruits reminiscent of wild berries, prunes and charred wood and vanilla. It is best when served with baked pasta dishes and grilled white meats.

"The internationally-styled 2000 Don Luigi (a barrique-aged blend of 90% Montepulciano and 10% Tintilia) boasts an inky ruby/purple color in addition to a sweet nose of black fruits, spice box, creosote, and vanilla. Full-bodied, dense, and chewy, with sweet tannin and well-integrated alcohol (13.6%), it should drink well for 7-8 years."

"The brilliant winemaker Riccardo Cotarella is now performing his magic at this estate, which should be sought out by readers seeking stunning wine values."
-The Wine Advocate

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About Di Majo Norante:

The Di Majo Norante winery is located to the north of the Gargano in Molise on the estate of the Marquis Norante of Santa Cristina. This estate has been dedicated to the cultivation of vines since the 1800's.

In the 1960's a modern cantina was constructed and vines were replanted. Optimal exposure, constant breezes during the summer, excellent soil composition and a slope toward the Sciabolone and Madonna Grande valleys, blend together to create a particularly favorable environment for the production of wine.

Alessio Di Majo has hired renowned enologist, Riccardo Cotarella, as a consultant in order to ensure consistent, high quality production for all their wines. The Di Majo family is dedicated to producing quality wine at an outstanding value and practicing environmentally sound agriculture.