The Montevetrano story starts in the mid 80s, with a group of friends who love wine and has the desire to experiment. It was 1983, and among them there were Silvia Imparato and Riccardo Cotarella. After six years, there is the first bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon 90% and Aglianico 10%, the first vintage of a wine that will adopt the same name of the castle: Montevetrano. An extraordinary success, that still continues today.
Today Montevetrano is a 26 hectares estate about 5 of these are vineyards), in the Monti Picentini Regional Park, in southern Italy. The vineyards are in San Cipriano Picentino, in a former Bourbons’ estate at 100 meters above sea level, on the crest of a hill among oaks, chestnuts, hazelnut trees, citrus grove and olive trees, by the shadow of an ancient medieval castle. The boundaries are marked by blackberry bushes and old roses introduce to the rows in the “Horse vineyard”, near the ‘700 country house.
Rating: 98 Points by James Suckling
Tasting Note: Stunningly fresh nose of blackcurrants, blackberries and elderberries with myriad spice and herbal nuances. Breathtakingly fine tannins and great freshness packed into a sleek frame, the wine gliding over the palate gracefully as it heads out towards eternity. Delicious now, but with enormous aging potential.