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Montevetrano's 2013 vintage is an impressive achievement. It has notes of blueberries, sour black cherries, blackberries combined with hints of tobacco and silky tannins. A wine that stays in the mouth for a long time. This wine is now special to drink bu
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Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle dating back to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend of French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot featuring the Campanian king of red grapes - Aglianico. Montevetrano is one of Italy's most sought-after wines, attracting dozens of wine enthusiasts across the globe. the whole world delights with its distinctive character and rich spectrum of flavors. This wine has been given Tre Bicchiere in the Gambero Rosso for 24 years in a row.
Montevetrano's 2013 vintage is an impressive achievement. It has notes of blueberries, sour black cherries, blackberries combined with hints of tobacco and silky tannins. A wine that stays in the mouth for a long time. This wine is now special to drink but can age for years.
Between the end of September and the beginning of October, Montevetrano harvests first the Merlot grape, followed by the Cabernet Sauvignon and finally the Aglianico. Fermentation takes place initially in steel vats for about 21 days, after which the wine matures for 12/14 months in new 225 liter barriques made from Nevers and Allier and Troncais oaks. The process is traditional but also strictly controlled, which guarantees good refinement and balanced maturation. The process also ensures that the grapes retain the typical regional characteristics of Montevetrano. Cotarella, the winemaker, is extremely proud of this wine, the very first icon wine he created; he considers it the father of his red wines.
|Appellation||IGT Colli di Salerno|
|Match with||Roast beef or game, Beef Wellington and black truffle ravioli.|
|Profile||Concentrated, powerful, spicy with a very long finish.|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Aglianico|
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