Taurasi 'Cinque Querce', Salvatore Molettieri
- 100% Aglianico from the province of Montemarano in Avellino
- 500-550 meters elevation
- Calcareous clay soil
- Maceration on the skins for 15-20 days in 50% wood tanks and 50% steel vats
- Aged in combination 30, 50, and 80-hectolitre oak casks and French oak barriques for 36 months
- Aged additional six months in bottle
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Intense ruby red, tending to garnet with age. Aromas of dried plum, sour cherry, cocoa, and tobacco. The palate is rich and intense with smooth tannins and a long finish.
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Press & Reviews
Elegant and toned, the 2008 Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce is a true gentleman among the unruly group of personalities that make up the Taurasi appellation. This is a standout expression that delivers an enormous sense of balance that is difficult to achieve with a grape that puts so much emphasis on tannins and structure. You get firmness at the back, but Cinque Querce is also supple and smooth in texture. The wine shows great length and purity. If you love Aglianico, don't miss this wine.
Deep ruby with an amber rim. Brooding coffee and cocoa nuances complicate rich dark cherry and blackberry syrup on the nose. Large-scaled, dense and juicy, showing tactile flavors of dark berries and chocolate complemented by a note of underbrush. This long, smoothly tannic wine pulls off the neat trick of being a behemoth while staying light on its feet. Still, it needs a lot of time to show its best. I wouldn’t touch a bottle for at least another five years but it may well go on for another two decades after that.