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Salvatore Molettieri - Vigna Cinque Querce Taurasi 2008


Price: $55.00

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Producer Salvatore Molettieri
Country Italy
Varietal Aglianico
Vintage 2008
Sku 54214
Size 750ml

Campagna's premier estate and winner of a dozen Tre Bicchieri awards, the wines from Salvatore Molettieri are some of the best in Italy. Molettieri burst onto the scene with the 1988 vintage and their sustainably farmed vineyards now extend for thirteen hectares in Montemarano, historically one of the two finest crus of the appellation. Steve Tanzer says "Molettieri owns some of the best-located vineyards in Taurasi and his wines are textbook, uncompromising examples of what Aglianico can do here." If you've never had a wine from Taurasi before, Aglianico is known throughout Southern Italy for its full flavored characteristics. An intense bouquet reveals ample amounts of ripe blackberries and spice notes with fine grained tannins surrounding a soft, velvety, lingering finish. The wine closes with 15% alcohol, and you definitely feel that power. That's why they age the Vigna Cinque Querce in both barrique and large oak casks for almost four years!

Wine Spectator: 93 Points

"A rich nose and a palate of kirsch and licorice drop flavors is underscored by tar-tinged minerality and accents of spice box and grilled herb in this medium- to full-bodied red. Dense tannins firm the fresh finish. Drink now through 2026." The Wine Spectator, 93 Points