Di Majo Norante Aglianico del Molise Riserva Contado 2010

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

100% Aglianico from the Di Majo Norante estate — and if you are not familiar with the grape, this is the one to try. It’s native to southern Italy and it tastes like you might think it would coming from there. Smoke and earth wrap around a cherry core, and the tannins are big and not shy. A bit riper than your typical Aglianico but one of the best values out of southern Italy.

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Winery: Di Majo Norante
Color: Red
Varietal: Aglianico
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Di Majo Norante:
The Di Majo Norante winery is located on the estate of the Marquis Norante of Santa Cristina in the region of Molise, along on the Adriatic Sea between Puglia and Abruzzo. The cultivation of vines in this area dates back to 500 BC when the region was inhabited by the Sanniti and the Osci, two pre-Roman civilizations. The estate has been winegrowing since the 1800’s. Massive investment was made... Read more
The Di Majo Norante winery is located on the estate of the Marquis Norante of Santa Cristina in the region of Molise, along on the Adriatic Sea between Puglia and Abruzzo. The cultivation of vines in this area dates back to 500 BC when the region was inhabited by the Sanniti and the Osci, two pre-Roman civilizations. The estate has been winegrowing since the 1800’s. Massive investment was made in the cellar and vineyards in the 1960’s. A modern winery was constructed and vineyards were replanted in the Ramitello area. Vineyards in the Martarosa - Ramitello zone benefit from optimal conditions for producing high quality winegrapes. Exposure is ideal with constant breezes during the summer to keep the vineyards cool and dry. The terroir is calcareous and well drained as it’s situated on slopes of the Sciabolone and Madonna Grande valleys. The Di Majo family is dedicated to practicing environmentally sound agriculture. The vineyard received organic certification from AIAB (Associazione Italiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica) in 1997. Alessio Di Majo, the current proprietor and winemaker, has hired renowned oenologist Riccardo Cotarella as a consultant in order to ensure consistent, high quality for all the estate’s wines. This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese and is classified IGT Terre degli Osci. The grapes are harvested in October. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks with maceration on the skins for a duration of almost a month! This extended maceration allows the wine to fully extract the color, flavor and aromas from the skins. After the malolactic fermentation has completed the wine is aged for six months more in tanks then bottled. Serve this versatile, easy-drinking wine with just about anything! Read less

External Reviews for Di Majo Norante Aglianico del Molise Riserva Contado

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/07/2013

100% Aglianico from the Di Majo Norante estate — and if you are not familiar with the grape, this is the one to try. It’s native to southern Italy and it tastes like you might think it would coming from there. Smoke and earth wrap around a cherry core, and the tannins are big and not shy. A bit riper than your typical Aglianico but one of the best values out of southern Italy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/07/2013

The estate’s 2010 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another wine loaded with personality. Scorched earth, tobacco, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that wrap around a core of intense fruit. Dense, rich and powerful the 2010 should continue to drink well for a number of years. An authoritative finish rounds things out in style in this powerful, striking Aglianico. Di Majo Norante’s Aglianico has to be one of the very best values in Italian wine. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/07/2013

From one of the best producers in the little-traveled region of Molise on Italy’s Adriatic flank, this wine shows the far reaches of the Aglianico grape in southern Italy. This expression shows bright fruit tones of blackberry and cherry, backed by velvety tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/08/2013

100% Aglianico from the Di Majo Norante estate — and if you are not familiar with the grape, this is the one to try. It’s native to southern Italy and it tastes like you might think it would coming from there. Smoke and earth wrap around a cherry core, and the tannins are big and not shy. A bit riper than your typical Aglianico but one of the best values out of southern Italy. Food pairing: red meats Flavor type: traditional Body type: full Finish: rich


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/17/2013

100% Aglianico from the Di Majo Norante estate — and if you are not familiar with the grape, this is the one to try. It’s native to southern Italy and it tastes like you might think it would coming from there. Smoke and earth wrap around a cherry core, and the tannins are big and not shy. A bit riper than your typical Aglianico but one of the best values out of southern Italy. Food pairing: red meats Flavor type: traditional Body type: full Finish: elegant



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