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