IT-MLT-10-12

Taurasi 'Cinque Querce', Salvatore Molettieri

Taurasi 'Cinque Querce', Salvatore Molettieri
  • 100% Aglianico from the province of Montemarano in Avellino
  • 500-550 meters above sea level
  • Planted to soils rich in calcareous clay
  • Maceration on the skins over 15-20 days in 50% wood tanks and 50% steel vats
  • Aging in a combination of 30, 50, and 80-hectolitre oak casks and French oak barriques for 36 months prior to bottling
Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
Italy
Region:
Campania
Appellation:
Taurasi
Variety:
Aglianico
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
A very meaty, spicy Taurasi with cedary and tarry accents, highlighting more fruit-driven elements of blackberries and dark cherries. It’s really deep and dense, but remarkably polished and agile for a wine of 15% alcohol and nearly 7 years of age. There’s tension and beauty here, not simply raw power and opulence. Drink now.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2019-11-19
Review:
Moderately saturated red-ruby. Musky aromas of red currant, aromatic herbs, spices and flint. Smooth and fine-grained, conveying a distinctly refined quality to the big, juicy red cherry and sweet spice flavors. Showcases outstanding balance and length, finishing with solid extract and excellent length.

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