16 Nov 2018
I am very pleased to offer the new release of 2016 Montevetrano from the Campania region of Southern Italy.
I have been tasting and selling these wine for years and recommend them. When I set up Alex Marton Fine Wines it was one of the first producers I went to visit to secure the distribution of.
Proprietor Silvia Imparato is one of the early pioneers in the world of Campanian oenology. She enlisted the help of consulting oenologist Riccardo Cotarella, and together they created Montevetrano, the wine that launched Campania in a big way around the world. The 26-hectare (64-acre) family estate was established in the mid-1980s and today makes wines from a blend of the local variety Aglianico and international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The blend is typically 50% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, & 30 % aglianico.
Robert Parker first discovered the wines in the 1990’s calling them “The Sassicaia of the south” and since then other reviewers including Antonio Galloni and James Suckling have followed and loved the wines.
With this in mind I can offer the latest release with a tasting note from James Suckling.
I can offer,
6 x 75cl, 2016 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £190 per case IB
1 x 150cl, 2016 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £70 per case IB
98 points…..”Stunningly fresh nose of blackcurrants, blackberries and elderberries with myriad spice and herbal nuances. Breathtakingly fine tannins and great freshness packed into a sleek frame, the wine gliding over the palate gracefully as it heads out towards eternity. Delicious now, but with enormous aging potential.“- James Suckling, James Suckling.com
I will ship the 2016 in the New Year.
In my view the wine ages rather well. The cabernet is usually ripe but not too ripe. It is held in check with integrated tannin and fresh acidity from the aglianico grape.
I can also offer the following back vintages which all came direct from the domaine. They are currently in stock for immediate delivery.
Tasting notes from Antonio Galloni, while at the Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2010 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £210 per case IB
1 x 150cl, 2010 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £80 per case IB
96 points…”The 2010 Montevetrano is flat-out gorgeous. Vibrant, floral aromatics lead to layers of beautifully delineated fruit in this finely sculpted chiseled Montevetrano. A wine of extraordinary beauty, the 2010 impresses for its clarity and nuance. I don’t think I have ever tasted a young Montevetrano with this much pure silkiness and finesse. There is a level of precision and delineation in the 2010 that is truly marvelous. I can’t wait to see how it ages. The 2010 is also notable for a much higher percentage of Aglianico (30%) than has been common in the past, while the international varieties are less prominent in the blend. In 2010 Montevetrano is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot, which means the Cabernet Sauvignon now plays a much smaller role in the blend. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. .”-Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
6 x 75cl, 2007 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £190 per case IB
1 x 150cl, 2007 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £77 per case IB
95 points…..”The 2007 Montevetrano is the product of an unusual vintage characterized by hot temperatures that were virtually uninterrupted throughout the year. Bright red fruit, flowers and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from this silky, beautifully balanced Montevetrano. The combination of explosive ripe fruit, richness and finesse is utterly breathtaking. The warmth of the vintage comes through in the wine’s generosity, yet there are no suggestions whatsoever of over- ripeness. This is a magnificent Montevetrano. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032.”-Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
6 x 75cl, 2004 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £270 per case IB
1 x 150cl, 2004 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £95 per case IB
95 points.…”Some vintages of Montevetrano are hard to appreciate when they are young. The 2004 is not one of them. Rich and explosive from the outset, the 2004 has all of the elements to be one of the truly profound Montevetranos. Firm yet silky tannins frame deep layers of exuberant, perfumed fruit that caress the palate with stunning grace. This is simply flat-out great. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.”-Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
6 x 75cl, 2001 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £275 per case IB
1 x 150cl, 2001 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno rosso @ £97 per case IB
95 points….” The 2001 is an extreme Montevetrano bursting with masses of super-ripe fruit that walks the tight rope of ripeness stopping just short of going overboard. This is by far the most opulent, full-throttle vintage of Montevetrano ever made. Chocolate, spices and new leather lead to jammy dark fruit. Despite the wine’s overt richness the firm tannins confer elements of classicism that act as a foil. In 2001 Aglianico comes through in spades. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2026. .”-Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
Wines are offered Under Bond (Excluding Duty and VAT).
Offered subject to remaining unsold.
Free local delivery on orders over £300 EX duty and VAT. Other deliveries charged at cost. E & OE.
Let me know what is of interest and I will confirm.