|Campanian superstar wine Montevetrano burst onto the scene in 1995 and achieved cult status almost overnight. Italian photographer Silvio Imparato initially had just 4 hectares of vines south of Naples and made a little wine in 1991. Encouraged by the results she hired famed winemaker Ricardo Cotarella to help with the 1992 vintage. In 1995 she sent vintages 1991–1993 to Robert Parker who gave it a high score and famously called it the ‘Sassacaia of the South’. With this, the wine became sought after overnight.
The vineyard is on a south-facing slope with gravelly soils, with Montevetrano's flagship wine typically a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot depending on the vintage.
Because the vineyard is less than 2 km from the sea, tucked close to Salerno, the vineyards never gets the scorching summer weather that is more common inland, and this helps to maintain the natural acidity in the wines. Montevetrano retains clear markers of the local terroir and its native grape. This combination results in a wine that is both lush and concentrated yet also exceptionally fine and complex, with a further year in oak barriques helping to further develop the wine.
We are pleased to offer some of the fantastic new 2018 vintage which represents excellent value for money.
2018 Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato Colli di Salerno - GBP 185 per 6x75cl IB (20 Cases Available)
|A red with plum and cherry character with hints of bark, mushroom and clove. It’s full-bodied with layers of fruit and a long, flavorful finish. Needs time to soften, but structured and beautiful. Such finesse with strength. Really impressive. Try after 2022. 97 Points James Suckling Nov 2020
Please let us know if you would like to secure any. Available Late 2021/Early 2022
Subject to final confirmation and remaining unsold.