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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Di Majo Norante Norante Contado Molise Aglianico 2004
Di Majo Norante Norante Contado Molise Aglianico 2004
(search item no. 95270)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Certified organic. Made from 100% Aglianico grown in estate vineyards in the southeastern region of Molise. Aged in a combination of large casks and barriques for two to three years.

Contado is ruby-red in color with light garnet hues. The full and intense bouquet reveals ample amounts of ripe currants and blackberries, well balanced by spicy notes of almonds, rhubarb and herbs. Contado is full-bodied with fine-grained tannins surrounding a soft, velvety and lingering finish.

Recommended with full-flavored first courses, wild game, fillet mignon and other roasted meats. Excellent with cheeses.

"I doubt readers will find a more budget-friendly Aglianico than Di Majo Norante's 2004 Aglianico del Molise Contado. This wonderfully nuanced wine reveals terrific intensity and energy on the palate, with plenty of fruit, cocoa and roasted coffee bean flavors that flow from the glass. At once fully-flavored, yet delicate, it is an exceptional effort at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2011." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
90 Points

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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.