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Di Majo Norante Ramitello 2012

Member Review by EMark:

Quite modest nose. I can detect some berry fruit and some herbals. On the tongue, there is a brief encounter with blueberry flavor, but that is quickly overcome by earthiness, or, maybe, dark chocolate bitterness. Then, I realize that this wine is seriously tannic. Fairly low acid. A wine that begs for food accompaniment, and I don’t think it matters what kind of food. I don’t see it clashing with many things. I’ll be having it with leftovers, tonight.

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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 Ramitello

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Snooth User: EMark
8478049,385
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/23/2015

Quite modest nose. I can detect some berry fruit and some herbals. On the tongue, there is a brief encounter with blueberry flavor, but that is quickly overcome by earthiness, or, maybe, dark chocolate bitterness. Then, I realize that this wine is seriously tannic. Fairly low acid. A wine that begs for food accompaniment, and I don’t think it matters what kind of food. I don’t see it clashing with many things. I’ll be having it with leftovers, tonight.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,609
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 10/18/2015

I have been a fan of di Majo Norante for some years (Molise, Italia) and have sampled many wines from this producer - all excellent value and high quality. Ramitello is something of a flagship offering. It is from the denominated area known as Biferno and consists of 15% Aglianico - an ancient, tannic grape of Greek provenance (the rest is Montepulciano). The nose is distinctly blueberry dominant with a hint of sweet red licorice whip. The entry is elegant, quite smooth, dominated by blueberry and a touch of anise; the finish is tannic with a ghost of bitter (unsweetened) chocolate. Good value. 89 points.


Snooth User: davethewav9
394597429
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: giulio19833
9760383
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/19/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Maurizio
41462101
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/19/2008

Nice Montepulciano/Aglianco for every day.


Snooth User: La Lonza
14321253
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/24/2015

Leather, caramel, dark fruit, light tannins but deep flavor. Rich and satisfying for a contemplative glass.


Snooth User: tgordon
18740318
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/28/2009

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Di Majo Norante Ramitello

External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

The 2009 Ramitello is a blend of 80% Montepulciano and 20% Aglianico that sees 18 months in French oak. Layers of smoke, grilled herbs, menthol and minerals are overlayed on a core of black fruit. The Ramitello shows serious power and intensity all the way through to the palate staining finish. Floral notes add lift and freshness on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2025.


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Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

A rich yet juicy red, balancing ripe dark cherry and fleshy plum fruit with layers of spice, underbrush and mocha. Compact, with an herb-tinged finish. Montepulciano and Aglianico. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 06/08/2012

Full, mellow and velvety wine; with a perfect blend of flavors such as plum, undergrowth and hints of leather and liquorice, deep ruby red in colour with violet reflections. Ideal with rich dishes, especially white and red meats, game and ripe cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Firm tannin builds a tight frame around the lush cherry flavor and cedar spice in this montepulciano-aglianico blend. Chewy and dense, it needs the fat of a ribeye to absorb that tannin.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/23/2011

This wine is full bodied, soft and velvety with an aftertaste of plum and licorice and he aromas of blackberry and egriot cherry. The color is intense ruby red with violet reflections.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

The outstanding 2003 Ramitello Rosso IGT is a blend of local grapes, including 80% Prugnolo and 20% Aglianico. Its big, rich nose of melted licorice, truffles, black currants, plums, and cherries is followed by a full-bodied wine with amazing concentration, beautiful sweet fruit, and admirable richness. This wine represents incredible value for the money.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

WA 92pts - Winemaker Notes - This cru is made mainly from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard of Campomarino. Full, mellow and velvety wine; with a perfect blend of flavors such as plum, undergrowth and hints of leather and liquorice, deep ruby red in colour with violet reflections. Ideal with rich dishes, especially white and red meats, game and ripe cheeses.


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