Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT 2005
Red Blends from Southern Italy, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Aglianico grown in the estate vineyards
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
wines from Italy.
"Very ripe and raisiny, with tar and licorice character that turns to volcanic ash and dried flowers. Full and chewy, yet balanced and polished, with a solid core of fruit and a long, subtle, flavored finish. Best after 2009.
"Imparato's 2005 Montevetrano is a medium-bodied, somewhat slender version of this wine. It offers a compelling array of crushed flowers, spices, graphite, cracked pepper and jammy blackberries. Today it comes across as less complex than the 2004, but it still very tightly wound and may merit a higher score in the future. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020.
The Wine Advocate
"Medium-deep red. Perfumed cassis aroma complicated by graphite, cedar and mineral notes, plus a not unpleasant hint of bell pepper. Suave and refined on entry, then more spicy and brisk with air, picking up a mineral tang and an enticing floral quality to its cassis and boysenberry flavors. In the style of the vintage, this is a sleeker, smaller-structured Montevetrano in which the youthfully aggressive tannins are almost painful at present and will require a decade of aging-at the least. Finishes clean and impressively long."
International Wine Cellar
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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,...
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