Dark and intense ruby red. Intense and complex nose, spicy notes of pepper and nutmeg, elegant balsamic nuances that mingle with ripe prune, licorice and coffee notes. The palate is warm and opulent, but also extremely fresh and sapid, with tightly knit tannins. Long finish of ripe fruit and toasted coffee.
Pure anise and black cherry flavors ring out in this dense, full-bodied red, tightly meshed with firm tannins and accented by hints of leather, graphite, dried thyme and smoky mineral. This is delicious now but should open beautifully with some age. Best from 2023 through 2030.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce opens to a nuanced and delicate bouquet with evident floral notes. The bouquet shows pressed rose, candied fruit, dried apricot, orange zest and freshly tilled earth. There is a touch of fragrant herb and church incense as well. In all, this is a very perfumed expression of Aglianico.
The Azienda Vitivinicola Salvatore Molettieri was established in 1983, giving an entrepreneurial dignity to a farming, viticultural and wine making tradition that goes back intime for at least four generations. The work in the ancient family vineyards and thirty years of experience at the estate are part of the knowledge of Salvatore, vigneron and wine maker and, thanks to this, the estate now has an important position on the national and international markets. The vineyards extend for 13 hectares and they stand at 500-600 meters above sea level on the hills of Montemarano, one of the seventeen small towns which are part of the Taurasi DOCG appellation. This area, the soils of which are clayey-calcareous, has an excellent exposure and it is ideal for viticulture and wine making and in particular for the production of Irpinia DOC Aglianico, Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini, Irpinia DOC Rosso, Taurasi e Taurasi Riserva DOCG and for the production of the white wines Fiano di Avellino DOCG and Greco di Tufo DOCG.