Salvatore Molettieri

Taurasi Riserva 'Cinque Querce'

Taurasi Riserva 'Cinque Querce', Salvatore Molettieri
  • 100% Aglianico at 510 meters above sea level
  • Average age of the vineyard: 18-22 years
  • Maceration and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel
  • Aging in French oak barriques,tonneaux, and oak barrels for 60 months
  • Finishing in the bottle for 6 months
  • 4,000 bottles produced

Info

Vintage:
2012
Country:
Italy
Region:
Campania
Appellation:
Taurasi
Variety:
Aglianico
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Sizes Available

Full Bottle IT-MLT-40-12 6/750ml

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Press & Reviews

Vinous Media
Score
92
Date
2020-05-31
"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."

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