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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Terre Degli Osci IGT 2009

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This Sangiovese exhibits a fresh bouquet of violets, woodland berries, spices and leather. Deliciously smooth, plush and juicy on the palate with loads of ripe fruit, Di Majo Sangiovese is recommended with pasta, pizza, sausages, parmigiana and grilled meats. A tremendous value!

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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: Creole Williams
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3.00 5
06/24/2011

Bouquet is rich and generous. Pretty tight - definitely needs to breathe a lot. When sufficiently aired its mouthfeel fills out and shows off a ton of flavor. Mild tannins and typical acid provide hefty structure.


External Reviews for Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Terre Degli Osci IGT

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

This is a Sangiovese without the rough edges and high acidity. Made in the New World style (ripe fruit like strawberries) with some earth and spice, this is softer and really approachable. Great alternative to Chianti.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Dry and mellow wine


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

The 2008 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! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

One of the world's best values in Sangiovese is the 2004 Sangiovese IGT. Aged six months in large foudres, it offers up aromas of strawberries, black cherries, damp earth, spice box, and fruit cake. This expressive, medium-bodied, fleshy Italian red is meant to be drunk over the next 1-2 years. Buy this one by the case!


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This Sangiovese exhibits a fresh bouquet of violets, woodland berries, spices and leather. Deliciously smooth, plush and juicy on the palate with loads of ripe fruit, Di Majo Sangiovese is recommended with pasta, pizza, sausages, parmigiana and grilled meats. A tremendous value!

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