Montevetrano | Campania
The story of Montevetrano starts in the mid-80s with a group of like-minded, wine loving friends. It was Silvia Imparato - a photographer by profession - who then established the winery with the help of her old friend and renowned Italian oenologist Riccardo Cotarella.
Montevetrano was a family farm that had been passed down by her grandparents to her father and later inherited by Silvia. Located in the Monti Picentini Regional Park in the Campania region of Southern Italy, the 26-hectare estate is divided into five vineyards. The vineyard that is home to the local grape varieties – Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot also cultivate oaks, chestnuts, hazelnuts trees, citrus grove, and olive trees.
Starting with just four hectares, Silvia and Riccardo embarked on their winemaking journey and within just six years of establishment the winery gave birth to its first bottles of wine that were a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) and Aglianico (10%) and after just a few vintages, Montevetrano was dubbed “the Sassicaia of the South” by Robert Parker. Since then, the vineyard has grown and the red wine blend has evolved to include Cabernet, Merlot and Aglianico - a true “supercampanian”, and a compelling mixture of spice and flesh.
Local varieties from neighbouring vineyards go into the two Core wines (pronounced COR-eh, meaning heart): Fiano and Greco for the white, and Aglianico for the red. Both are sumptuous examples, and very well priced for the quality.