Di Majo Norante Winery

Founded in 1968, the Di Majo estate cultivates more than 200 acres under vine. In order to ensure consistent, high-quality production for all the estate's wines, Alessio Di Majo hired renowned oenologist Riccardo Cotarella as a consultant. In addition to producing quality wine at an outstanding value, the Di Majo family is dedicated to practicing environmentally sound agriculture.

The Di Majo Norante winery sits on the estate of the Marquis Norante of Santa Cristina in the region of Molise, along the Adriatic Sea between Puglia and Abruzzo. The cultivation of vines in this area dates back to 500 BC, when the region was inhabited by two pre-Roman civilizations, the Sanniti and the Osci. The estate has been dedicated to growing vines since the 1800s. In the 1960s a modern cantina was constructed and vines were replanted in the Ramitello area.

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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2016
Bright red in color, aromas of violets and red berries complement undertones of leather and anise. On the palate, this wine is dry and mellow with smooth tannins that make for a crowd-pleasing, easy-to-drink red wine.Pair this wine with antipasti, Bolognese sauces, game, and ripe cheeses.
Item Number: 27805
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2013
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87 This offers loads of aromatic graphite and dried herb notes, with ground peppercorn and anise accents, backed by subtle flavors of black currant, mocha, dried cranberry and leather. Light tannins show on the modest finish. Montepulciano with Aglianico.
Item Number: 27753
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2013
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88A well-spiced, creamy red, with pine forest and smoke accents to the creamed black cherry and herbed olive flavors. Chewy. Drink now through 2019.
Item Number: 27351
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2012
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Aglianico del Molise Riserva Contado shows a savory and spicy character that sets this wine apart from other Aglianico-based wines in Campania and Puglia. This expression seems to have more nerve and energy with grilled herb, licorice, black tar and ripe blackberry fruit.

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2015
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Bright red in color, aromas of violets and red berries complement undertones of leather and anise. On the palate, this wine is dry and mellow with smooth tannins that make for a crowd-pleasing, easy-to-drink red wine.Pair this wine with antipasti, Bolognese sauces, game, and ripe cheeses.

Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Ramitello has enjoyed its own cult following over the years. The 2012 Molise Rosso Ramitello (a blend of Montepulciano and Aglianico) is a delicious expression with a balanced approach that puts just as much emphasis on intensity as it does elegance. The bouquet reveals dark fruit

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2014
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 The 2014 Sangiovese is an IGT Terre degli Osci wine that has enjoyed a long string of successful releases over the past decade or so. This particular vintage is slightly less intense in terms of bouquet and mouthfeel, yet you still get a very good view of the Sangiovese grape. The

Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2011
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88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88" Balanced, with grippy tannins and flavors of black currant, blackberry, fresh rosemary, cocoa powder and licorice drop. Offers a tangy finish, showing a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2019. 6,700 cases made. " –AN

Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2011
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 74 "The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the finish. Drink now through 2021."  Natalie MacLean

Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The estate’s 2010 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another wine loaded with personality. Scorched earth, tobacco, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that wrap around a core of intense fruit. Dense, rich and powerful the 2010 should continue to drink well for a number of

Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2008
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The estate’s 2008 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another full-bodied red. This shows much of the wildness of Aglianico in its black fruit, game, leather and earthiness. There is dark, mysterious quality to the Contado I find particularly appealing. Anticipated maturity:

Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Rosso IGT 2010
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90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90 "The 2010 Biferno Rosso Ramitello, a 80% Montepulciano/20% Aglianico blend, is highly distinctive. Dark red cherries, herbs licorice and tobacco flesh out in the glass. The Ramitello is huge, opulent and rich, with firm yet well-integrated tannins that provide a backbone to

Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Rosso IGT 2008
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2008 Ramitello, a blend of 80% Montepulciano and 20% Aglianico, boasts fabulous clarity and freshness, with layers of vibrant dark cherries and plums that meld together with notable grace. Smoke, tar, menthol and licorice develop in the glass, giving the wine even more

Di Majo Norante Contado Aglianico 2007
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2007 Aglianico Contado is a big, generous wine that flows from the glass with tons of ripe fruit. Medium to full in body, the Contado possesses outstanding definition and loads of class. This is another remarkable wine loaded with character and personality. The flavor profile

Di Majo Norante Contado Aglianico 2004
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "I doubt readers will find a more budget-friendly Aglianico than Di Majo Norante's 2004 Aglianico del Molise Contado. This wonferfully nuanced wine reveals terrific intensity and energy on the palate, with plenty of fruit, cocoa and roasted coffee bean flavors that flow from the

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2013
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 Di Majo Norante does a great job with its 2013 Sangiovese (an IGT Terre degli Osci wine). This expression shows a great sense of balance and harmony with red fruit energy that emerges from the glass. Cherry, dried blackberry and currants are part of the aromatic equation. So are

Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso 2003
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The outstanding 2003 Ramitello Rosso IGT is a blend of local grapes, including 80% Prugnolo and 20% Aglianico. Its big, rich nose of melted licorice, truffles, black currants, plums, and cherries is followed by a full-bodied wine with amazing concentration, beautiful sweet fruit,