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Molettieri 'Irpinia' Aglianico 2015
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James Suckling 94
"Scorched earth, ash, pumice, dried fruit and tar make for a brambly, enticing nose. Dense and earthy, but vivid and focussed, this is a structured red with explosive fruit, but ironclad tannins to hold the power here in check. Drink from 2023."

Vinous Media 92
"Bright dark red-ruby. Aromas of raspberry, plum, flint, smoky spices, licorice and minerals. Supple, lush and deep, displaying restrained sweetness and lively but concentrated red berry, plum and mineral flavors. ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #35158
Shelf at store:10603d
Size: 750mL (wine)

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James Suckling 94
"Scorched earth, ash, pumice, dried fruit and tar make for a brambly, enticing nose. Dense and earthy, but vivid and focussed, this is a structured red with explosive fruit, but ironclad tannins to hold the power here in check. Drink from 2023."

Vinous Media 92
"Bright dark red-ruby. Aromas of raspberry, plum, flint, smoky spices, licorice and minerals. Supple, lush and deep, displaying restrained sweetness and lively but concentrated red berry, plum and mineral flavors. This classy Aglianico wine finishes with lovely acid/fruit balance and suave, building tannins, not to mention excellent length. -- Ian D'Agata"

Tasting Notes
"Bright red. Sexy, pure aromas of raspberry, flowers and sweet spices, lifted by a whiff of violet. Sweet, spicy and intense in the mouth, offering savory, vibrant berry, floral and mineral flavors. Boasts lovely fruitiness and suave mineral nuances on the long, juicy finish. Outstanding wine at this level of quality (this is essentially Molettieris entry-level red). "

The Wine
100 Aglianico grown in calcareous clay soils. Maceration on the skins 10-12 days in steel, followed by six months of aging in second use barrique and an additional ten months of aging in large Slavonian oak casks. The wine is then finished in the bottle for six months before release. 1,250 cases produced.

The Estate
Salvatore Molettieri, the talented owner of the estate, comes from an old farming family and manages his estate together with his son Giovanni, a trained oenologist. The first wine was bottled 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. At 550 meters altitude, perfect ripening here occurs in the first week of November, yielding wines of powerful authority and concentration. The average total production of the estate is approximately 5,500 cases per year.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

S. Molettieri

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S. Molettieri"A new wave of wines from Campania that showcase how special the Aglianico grape can be." – Robert Parker, Jr.

"Molettieri owns some of the best-located vineyards in Taurasi and his wines are textbook, uncompromising examples of what Aglianico can do here." – Stephen Tanzer

Salvatore Molettieri, the talented owner of the estate, comes from an old farming family and manages his estate together with his son Giovanni, a trained oenologist. The first wine was bottled 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. At 550 meters altitude, perfect ripening here occurs in the first week of November, yielding wines of powerful authority and concentration. The average total production of the estate is approximately 5,500 cases per year.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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"Best Aglianico I have ever had. I will definitely buy it again."

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