Red

2003 Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT

Red Blend

  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Colli di Salerno IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 69

  • danielk168 Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 20, 2020 - amazing good acidity and quite BDX like, but better!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tim Heaton wrote: flawed

    May 29, 2020 - TCA

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • robmatic wrote: 93 points

    May 19, 2020 - I knew this would be great from the first sniff. Smoky, roasty, olive tapenade, wood, and anise comprise its stunning bouquet. Perfect acidity, lively and juicy, married to generous softening tannins. Spicy, licorice tinged palate, with plenty of fruit still lingering in the background. The finish is the only thing that falls a little short, ending with a little edge, though not unpleasant at all. But overall, this bottle was borderline amazing. Drink now and over the next several years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • prism wrote: 94 points

    September 17, 2019 - From memory: an excellent Southern Italian blend, very Bordeaux like, though the ten percent Aglianico lends it typicity. Very easy drinking.

  • skurtz Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 13, 2019 - Decanted for an hour at Garth’s. Huge nose of cedar, oak, earth, perfumy. On the palate, round beautiful cherries, spices, tannins. Gorgeous.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    6/8/2007 (link)

    (Montevertrano) Montevetrano Vertical Dear Friends, This is a real treat to be a part of - an offer that is dear to my heart as well as my intellect and a winery that I give my complete support to. We’ve profiled the wines of Silvia Imparato and her small Montevetrano estate in Campagnia for nearly a decade and the wine has become one of Italy’s true first growths. Parker has compared this estate to Bryant Family and Colgin but has also classified Montevetrano as the Sassicaia of the south. In my estimation, the estate is more the Lafite of Campagnia and the wines are on course to age like it. Few Cabernet-based wines outside of Bordeaux appear to have the extended aging ability that Montevetrano has demonstrated and there is no vintage that is truly at its apogee (from 1991 on). With one of the wine-world’s most alluring terroirs (similar to Galardi), the elevated, sloping, rocky soil is cooled by the close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. A constant summer flow of temperate salt air flows up and over the hillside which moderates the improbably high solar-heating degree days that this vineyard receives. It would not be stretching things to say this may be one of the world’s single finest sites for growing thick skinned varietals - if balance and ripeness are your objectives. This estate has been so influential in the advancement of woman winemakers and woman winery owners in Italy (along with Elisabetta Foradori and her illustrious Granato) that I will go out of my way to support the wines and offer them at margins that are probably foolhardy (basically covering the cost of the Visa/MC fee but that’s it). All of you support us throughout the year with so many other wines that it’s time to give back. We’ve offered the 2003 and 2004 Montevetrano independently but when I asked for the three best vintages they’ve produced, the response was quick - 2003, 2004 and the otherworldly 2005 (a wine that will challenge the First and Second Growths of Bordeaux in 2005). If treated like a top Bordeaux, Montevetrano represents outstanding value at the highest end and I urge you to place this vertical case in a dark corner of your cellar for a rainy day - an investment for special times ahead. ...and now the extra bonus that makes this even more exciting. Silvia will sign 12 random bottles of 2005 and each will be placed in a vertical 6 or 12 pack. If you receive a signed bottle in your pack a very special gift awaits you...instructions will be included in your case. The gifts are about as memorable as it gets for a wine lover and the names of the 12 winners will be posted on our web site this fall (including the mystery gift they received). As one of the highest rated wines in the history of the Wine Advocate, International Wine Cellar, Gambero Rosso and others I could have cut and pasted a multitude of reviews from the last decade but this is quite representative of what Silvia Imparato is going for so I chose this one. This offer is not about gimmicks, vintage dumping or motives (there are none) - each vintage in this mixed case is highly desirable. I do not like to make proclamations as there are always people reading the offers that make it their life’s mission to make me eat my words but, as far as price is concerned, this is about as low as you will ever see in the US. This parcel is directly from the winery cellar with the finest provenance available - this is not via the grey market. Please note: the wines are not available individually and are only offered to us in the 6 and 12-pack mixed vintage format: Montevetrano Vertical 12-Pack 4 bottles 2003 Montevetrano 4 bottles 2004 Montevetrano 4 bottles 2005 Montevetrano (N/R) Montevetrano Vertical 6-pack 2 bottles 2003 Montevetrano 2 bottles 2004 Montevetrano 2 bottles 2005 Montevetrano (N/R) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy9849 Italy9848

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Azienda Agricola Montevetrano
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Montevetrano
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Campania
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Colli di Salerno IGT

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  • Pending Delivery 14 (2%)
  • In Cellars 462 (51%)
  • Consumed 431 (48%)

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