Estate: The Di Majo Norante winery is a family run estate in operation since 1800, and in its currant form since 1968. Located in the southeastern region of Molise along the Adriatic Sea, vineyards in the area date back to 500 BC. With 213 acres of vineyards, the estate has a focus on “the quest for and recovery of grape species on the verge of extinction”. With research, experimentation and traditional farming techniques, they are making “new wines from old vines”, preserving and showcasing native grapes.
Philosophy: A “traditional approach to grape growing and wine production, centered on preserving all the characteristics of Mediterranean wine-making”.
Winemaking: Organic and sustainable methods are practiced, using techniques such as moths for parasite control, and utilizing only organic and mineral based fertilizers. Grapes were sourced “from from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and barriques for eighteen months”.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with inviting aromas of chocolate, cherry, black pepper and licorice. Tasting quite similar to the aromas, with cherry, dark chocolate, woodsy spice and leather elements brightened by a food friendly acidity. Licorice and black cherry notes linger between each sip. Poised and friendly, this is a versatile glass at the table.
85% Montepulciano, 15% Aglianico
Molise Rosso DOC
Estate Bottled by Di Majo Norante Campomarino
Enjoy now thru 2020
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator