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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Terre Degli Osci IGT 2008

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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese San Giorgio Molise Terra Degli Osci 2008

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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 Sangiovese Terre Degli Osci IGT

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Snooth User: CageyT
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2.50 5
01/26/2011

Fruit forward, nothing spectacular. Fine for everyday.


Snooth User: ONUMello
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2.50 5
02/03/2010

The nose keeps changing on me- at first I got coffee and barn, now I am getting hints of Maraschino cherry. This wine has good balance and structure, but no predominant flavors stand out to me. A bit of dark berry, a bit of cedar, a bit of what might be tobacco (but I've never tried any tobacco product so I can't say for sure). I hate to leave a bad score since I can tell it's well made, but it's just not exciting me right now. Perhaps an awkward point in its development? Second day: Nose is generic fruit/a hint of sawdust. The palate now has almost a syrah-like pepperiness combined with dark berries. Again, decent wine but just not doing much for my palate, and I definitely don't get the 90 WA gave it.


Snooth User: rhill2990
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3.00 5
01/06/2010

This is a nice wine. It has a few more tannins than the last sangiovese that I tried. It has a fruit forward style and is an easy drinking wine.

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Snooth User: KrisChislett
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3.50 5
07/17/2011

On the nose very floral (violets). Plenty of red berries, leather, subtle oak and spice. The typical Sangiovese sour cherry dominates the palate, with blackberry and fresh fruit flavors. Subtle vanilla, earth, leather and spice on the medium finish. The acidity doesn’t overwhelm, making it perfect if you haven’t tried a pure Sangiovese before, nice and easy-drinking and not overly complex.


Snooth User: veeownyeah
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3.50 5
01/02/2011

Left to breathe and it came alive. Herbs and cherries anyone? Good value.


Snooth User: KentuckyHillbilly
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4.00 5
02/04/2010

Flowers, spice and a leathery musk on the nose. Full bodied and replete with ripe fruit this offering has definition, clarity and a smooth, lingering, slightly peppery finish. Great wine with pizza, meat dishes and cheeses. My kind of wine – outstanding value. 90.


Snooth User: crux
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3.50 5
09/21/2010

Rich and bloody like steak but disappeared quickly. Well oaked.


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External Reviews for Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Terre Degli Osci IGT

External Review
05/18/2011

The 2003 Sangiovese of this house marks the southern boundary for quality Sangiovese in Italy, and the fragrant and floral aromas, the elegant red currant fruit, the tar and chocolate on the light-grained finish are all quite convincing. Drink: 2006-2010.


External Review
05/18/2011

Medium-full bodied red with concentrated dark cherry and plum flavors. Ripe fruit, mineral and a luscious texture deliver surprising complexity for this price. Great value.


External Review
05/18/2011

A tasty young red, with plum and violets on the nose. Medium-bodied, with light tannins and a hint of chocolate on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

The 2005 Sangiovese IGT offers an amazing display of strawberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with floral, new saddle leather, and earth notes. Aged in large wood foudres, it is a stunning example of Sangiovese that should drink well for 2-3 years. This wine represents incredible value for the money.


External Review
05/18/2011

The 2007 Sangiovese is made in a super-ripe, racy style, with plenty of forward, plump fruit. In the glass, notes of earthiness, spices and tobacco emerge, adding further complexity. I loved this soft-textured Sangiovese for its sheer appeal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.


External Review
05/18/2011

Here's a highly recommendable Sangiovese-based wine from Molise in Southern Italy. It's a well-made wine with soft and plush notes of black cherry and milk chocolate with a rich, succulent finish. It's perfect for stay-home family dinners by the fire.


External Review
05/18/2011

The 2006 Sangiovese Terre Degli Osci is simply gorgeous. This superbly balanced red offers generous, super-ripe blueberry, spice and sweet toasted oak along with a soft, accessible personality. Despite its very ripe style, the wine remains surprisingly fresh. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2009.


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