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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Molise Contado 2012

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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado 2005 and all other wine from Di Majo Norante are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.

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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

Member Reviews for Di Majo Norante Aglianico Molise Contado

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Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/19/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/15/2008

The nose is sharp with pepper and rich in blackberry, and the medium-body freshness is laden with a buttery cocoa wash and a mildly tart finish.


Snooth User: aronowm2
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/23/2008

decent. well with pizza


Snooth User: basilwino
2282621,039
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/11/2009

A robust, dry and velvety wine. Full bodied.


Snooth User: Maurizio
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/19/2008

Great Aglianco.


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/09/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: jloakland
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/05/2008

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Di Majo Norante Aglianico Molise Contado

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Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado 2005 and all other wine from Di Majo Norante are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

Indigenous grape varietals are playing more important roles in the world's wines (despite the falsehoods promoted in the disingenuous movie, Mondovino), and the 2003 Aglianico Contado IGT is fashioned from 100% Aglianico that has been reclaimed by Riccardo Cotarella. It is a stunning Italian red. Notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, almond paste, blackberries, and currants jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored offering. Boasting fabulous intensity, medium to full body, beautiful purity, and nicely integrated acidity, wood, and tannin, it was aged in both large neutral oak ovals and smaller barrels. This wine represents incredible value for the money.


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Vintage: 2005 07/06/2011

The 2005 Aglianico Contado is a great example of Aglianico from Molise. There is terrific vibrancy and focus here, despite the wine's big size, with generous fruit layered into black pepper and wild herbs. This full-bodied red is ready to go now, and should continue to improve over the following years. The estate gives the Contado 18 months in oak of various sizes. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.


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Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

I doubt readers will find a more budget-friendly Aglianico than Di Majo Norante's 2004 Aglianico del Molise Contado. This wonderfully nuanced wine reveals terrific intensity and energy on the palate, with plenty of fruit, cocoa and roasted coffee bean flavors that flow from the glass. At once fully-flavored, yet delicate, it is an exceptional effort at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2011.




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