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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Molettieri Aglianico 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "The smoked meat and black pepper, as well as dark fruit, come through nicely on the nose. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Soulful wine for the vintage. Drink now. Publish Date: Monday, October 22, 2018"  Vinous Media 92 "Bright red. Sexy, pure aromas of
Item Number: 31314
Case: $203.40
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S.Molettieri 'Vigna 5 Querce' Reserva Taurasi 2008
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94+ "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
Item Number: 22800
Case: $269.70

Molettieri 'Cinque Querce' Aglianico Taurasi 2006
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2006 Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce is an utterly impeccable, brilliant wine. Vibrant dark cherries, flowers, and minerals all flow onto the palate with remarkable concentration. The proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove, the Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce delivers incredible

S.Molettieri 'Vigna 5 Querce' Reserva Taurasi 2006
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "Black cherries, licorice, incense, tobacco, spices burst from the glass in the 2006 Taurasi Riserva Vigna 5 Querce. Today, the 2006 is huge, imposing and virtually impenetrable, but with time in the glass the wine shows considerable depth and sheer richness. This is one of the

S.Molettieri 'Cinque Querce' Aglianico 2005
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "Molettieri's 2005 Taurasi Cinque Querce is one of the more youthful, extroverted Taurasis in this vintage. This dense, textured wine reveals plenty of dark red fruit in a full-bodied style that gains volume and depth in the glass. Hints of cured meats, tobacco tar smoke, ash and