IT-MLT-40-12

Taurasi Riserva 'Cinque Querce', Salvatore Molettieri

Taurasi Riserva '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
  • Fermentation in steel with temperature control
  • Aged in combination 30, 50, and 80-hectolitre oak casks and French oak barriques for 42 months
  • Finishing in the bottle for 6 months
  • 4,000 bottles produced
Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
Italy
Region:
Campania
Appellation:
Taurasi
Variety:
Aglianico
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-05-31
Review:
The 2012 Taurasi Riserva Vigna Cinque Querce is a big, dark, and smoky effort from Salvatore Molettieri. Here I'm finding a massive display of crushed black cherry, offset by sour citrus, with notes of damp earth and air-dried meats. It cascades across the palate, mixing ripe dark fruits and minerals with grippy tannins, as tongue-curling acidity adds a much-needed refreshing thrust. The structured finish goes on and on, painfully youthful, but with enough residual fruit and spice to carry its tannic clout. It will be interesting to follow the 2012 vintage through five to ten years of cellaring; at which point, it may deserve a higher score.