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Salvatore Molettieri Irpinia Rosso 'Ischa Piana' 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Campania
appellation
Irpinia
JS
91
JS
91
Rated 91 by James Suckling
A mid-weighted wine of immense character, showcasing the versatility of aglianico in the right hands. Fidelitous aromatics of dried tobacco, graphite, pithy black cherry and licorice root, strewn with wild herbs. Textbook aglianico. Not the most profound example, but expressive and built for immediate access. Exactly why it is the opening act, at a stellar address. Get it on the table! An everyday substitute for nebbiolo, with some southern warmth. Drink now. ... More details
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Salvatore Molettieri Irpinia Rosso 'Ischa Piana' 2019 750ml

SKU 923998
$19.94
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
JS
91
JS
91
Rated 91 by James Suckling
A mid-weighted wine of immense character, showcasing the versatility of aglianico in the right hands. Fidelitous aromatics of dried tobacco, graphite, pithy black cherry and licorice root, strewn with wild herbs. Textbook aglianico. Not the most profound example, but expressive and built for immediate access. Exactly why it is the opening act, at a stellar address. Get it on the table! An everyday substitute for nebbiolo, with some southern warmth. Drink now.
Wine Spectator
A medium-bodied red framed by supple tannins, with brambly herb and mineral notes accenting creamed black cherry and blackberry fruit. Dark, spiced finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made, 200 cases imported.
Winery
• 100% Aglianico from young vines in the Renonno cru. • 400-450 meters above sea level. • Calcareous clay soils of volcanic origin. • Aged 18 months between barrique and large cask.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Campania
appellation
Irpinia
Overview
A mid-weighted wine of immense character, showcasing the versatility of aglianico in the right hands. Fidelitous aromatics of dried tobacco, graphite, pithy black cherry and licorice root, strewn with wild herbs. Textbook aglianico. Not the most profound example, but expressive and built for immediate access. Exactly why it is the opening act, at a stellar address. Get it on the table! An everyday substitute for nebbiolo, with some southern warmth. Drink now.
green grapes

Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico is a black skinned grape most commonly associated with the exquisite wines of the Campania region of Italy. It thrives most happily in hot and dry climates, and as such, has had plenty of success in the New World, particularly in the United States, where it is used to great effect in many red wines. It was believed to come from Greece several thousand years ago, brought by Pheonician tradesman, and was wildly popular in Roman times, when it was used in the finest wines made by the Roman empire. Aglianico grapes produce full bodied red wines which have a high tannin and acid content. As such, it has excellent ageing potential, and with a standard amount of time in a barrel, it rounds out and mellows to produce beautifully balanced wines.
barrel

Region: Campania

Campania is a stunning coastal wine region of Italy, home to over a hundred native grape varietals and some of the finest soils and climatic conditions for viticulture on earth. The fine Mediterranean climate crossed with the mineral rich volcanic terroirs produces grapes of exceptional quality and flavor, and as such, Campania has been an important center for wine production for over three thousand years. As one might expect from such an ancient and esteemed wine region, tradition is highly important to the wineries which operate there. Careful attention is paid in order to bring the most representative flavors and aromas out of the grapes, and traditional, time honored techniques are still employed across the region when producing their many highly regarded wines.
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Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.
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Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico is a black skinned grape most commonly associated with the exquisite wines of the Campania region of Italy. It thrives most happily in hot and dry climates, and as such, has had plenty of success in the New World, particularly in the United States, where it is used to great effect in many red wines. It was believed to come from Greece several thousand years ago, brought by Pheonician tradesman, and was wildly popular in Roman times, when it was used in the finest wines made by the Roman empire. Aglianico grapes produce full bodied red wines which have a high tannin and acid content. As such, it has excellent ageing potential, and with a standard amount of time in a barrel, it rounds out and mellows to produce beautifully balanced wines.
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Region: Campania

Campania is a stunning coastal wine region of Italy, home to over a hundred native grape varietals and some of the finest soils and climatic conditions for viticulture on earth. The fine Mediterranean climate crossed with the mineral rich volcanic terroirs produces grapes of exceptional quality and flavor, and as such, Campania has been an important center for wine production for over three thousand years. As one might expect from such an ancient and esteemed wine region, tradition is highly important to the wineries which operate there. Careful attention is paid in order to bring the most representative flavors and aromas out of the grapes, and traditional, time honored techniques are still employed across the region when producing their many highly regarded wines.
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Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.