Montevetrano Colli de Salerno 2011
Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle that dates to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend of French varietals with the Campanian king of red grapes - Aglianico. Pleasing scores of wine lovers around the world with its distinctive character and rich spectrum of flavors, Montevetrano is one of the most sought-after wines from Italy.
Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of black currants, licorice, tobacco, earth, and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and a rich, silky texture.
Pair this wine with roasted beef, demi glaces, black truffle ravioli, and beef Wellington.
Vineyard name: The Montevetrano vineyard
Vineyard size: 13 acres
Soil composition: Calcareous Silty-Loam
Training method: Guyot and Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation: 330 feet
Yield/acre: 2.4 tons
Harvest time: September-October
First vintage of this wine: 1991
Bottles produced of this wine: 30,000
Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico, and 20% Merlot
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container: New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation: 15 days
Fermentation temperature: 64-82 °F
Maceration technique: Racking
Maceration length: 5
Malolactic fermentation: Yes
Type of aging container: Barriques
Length of bottle aging: 6 months
Size of aging container: 225 L
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 12-14 months
Alcohol: 14 %
pH level: 3.7
Dry extract: 32.8 g/L
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