Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Molise 2011

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Molise, a region in southern Italy next to Abruzzo, is an ideal location for the growth of Sangiovese grapes. Di Majo Norante has made this lovely 2011 "Degli Osci"--a rich and refreshing red wine with lots of fruit and hints of earthiness. "The Sangiovese Terre degli Osci is an incredibly delicious, full-bodied wine with gorgeous clarity and definition. Made in a bold, fruit-driven style, the wine offers terrific depth and a long, polished finish. This harmonious red is a knockout!"-Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Region: Italy » Molise » Terre Degli Osci

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Varietal: Sangiovese
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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

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.00 5
10/26/2014

This 100% Sangiovese from the obscure province of Molise is a fine exemplar of good quality and reasonable price for every day drinking by all but the most destitute. Sweet cherry licorice whip on the nose with hints of blueberry are followed by a smooth entry of tree bark (oak, no doubt) and Kirsch-like cherry. Great value. 85 points.


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.50 5
10/06/2013

black cherry, slightly earthy...medium bodied with good acidity


Snooth User: Keith Alexander W.
128666520
4.50 5
05/18/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Molise

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Source: The Wine Buyer
03/02/2013

Dry and mellow wine, with a bright red color fresh and fruit bouquet with a hint of violet and red berries and a trace of leather.



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Molise, a region in southern Italy next to Abruzzo, is an ideal location for the growth of Sangiovese grapes. Di Majo Norante has made this lovely 2011 "Degli Osci"--a rich and refreshing red wine with lots of fruit and hints of earthiness. "The Sangiovese Terre degli Osci is an incredibly delicious, full-bodied wine with gorgeous clarity and definition. Made in a bold, fruit-driven style, the wine offers terrific depth and a long, polished finish. This harmonious red is a knockout!"-Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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