IML-072

Taurasi, Molettieri

100% Aglianico grown in calcareous clay soils. Maceration on the skins for 15-20 days half in wood tanks and half in steel vats, aged in 30-50-80 hectolitre oak casks and French barriques for 36 months, cellared in the bottle for 6 months.

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
Italy
Region:
Campania
Appellation:
Taurasi
Variety:
Aglianico
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
Marc de Grazia Selections

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red, tending to garnet with age. Aromas of dried plum, sour cherry, cocoa, and tobacco. The palate is rich and intense with smooth tannins and a long finish.

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2015-04-30
Review:
Elegant and toned, the 2008 Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce is a true gentleman among the unruly group of personalities that make up the Taurasi appellation. This is a standout expression that delivers an enormous sense of balance that is difficult to achieve with a grape that puts so much emphasis on tannins and structure. You get firmness at the back, but Cinque Querce is also supple and smooth in texture. The wine shows great length and purity. If you love Aglianico, don't miss this wine.

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2015-10-31
Review:
A finely honed red, with dense, sculpted tannins and a rich, smoky undertow. Flavors of black raspberry pâte de fruit, crème de cassis, grilled herb, beefsteak and ground black pepper are tightly knit now, but should open nicely with some air or age.