2007 Villa Matilde "Cecubo" Roccamonfina

SKU #1134637 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 Cecubo is drop-dead gorgeous. An extraordinary, expressive bouquet leads to smoke, tar, game and incense nuances as the wine emerges from the glass. There is a slightly wild quality in the Cecubo that is highly appealing. Deceptively medium in body, the 2007 turns increasingly elegant over time, capturing a striking interplay of elegance and power. The wine’s inner perfume and silkiness are rare for wines of the south, especially in this price range. This is a stunning wine and an absolute steal from Villa Matilde. Cecubo is an unusual blend of 45% Abbuoto, 35% Primitivo and 20% Piedirosso. (AG)  (2/2013)

K&L Notes

Grown on the slopes of the extinct volcano Roccamonfina, this extraordinary and full-bodied red features the Abbruto, Primitivo, and Piedirosso grape varietals which were known to the region by the ancient Romans. A profile of plum, berries, tobacco, and anise are enriched by the distinct volcanic terroir. Grapes are hand-harvested from vineyards planted between 1976 and 2000, and vinification is carefully controlled to produce a wine of refinement and power. The wine is aged in 1/3 new French (Allier) oak before being bottled. Coming into its drinking window now, this wine will drink well and develop gracefully over the next ten years.

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Price: $24.70
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