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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT 2005
Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT 2005
(search item no. 106129)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Aglianico grown in the estate vineyards at Montevetrano.

Montevetrano is deep garnet and shows an intense bouquet of red berries, cedar, black currant, licorice, tobacco and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is fullbodied, yet elegant with finegrained tannins and rich, silky texture. Pleasing hundreds of wine lovers and collectors around the world with its distinctive character and rich spectrum of flavors, Montevetrano is one of the most soughtafter wines from Italy.

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About Montevetrano:

Proprietress Silvia Imparato indulged in wine as a hobby until she decided to rebuild her family's vineyards in Montevetrano. She employed the skills of highly regarded winemaker Riccardo Cotarella and they have created an outstanding icon wine from the often underestimated region of Campania. Montevetrano is a small zone in the hills near the commune of San Cipriano Picentino, not far from Salerno. The property is surrounded by mountains, but the vineyards are situated on gentle slopes facing south by southwest. The heart of the estate is a beautiful, ancient villa. The basement of the villa also served as the cellar in the first years of production. Now the wine is made and stored in a new modern cellar built in 2000. The old cellar is now used privately by Silvia and her friends. Within a very short period of time Cotarella and Imparato have produced an absolute jewel in this location. Cotarella is particularly proud of this wine; being the very first and most special icon wine he made, he considers it "The Father" of his reds.