About Core

When Riccardo and I thought about the possibility of finally producing a pure red Aglianico wine, I considered for a long time the impact that this might have on the Montevetrano. From our experience the Aglianico produced here was giving an extraordinary contribution to the assembly of Montevetrano wine but it could not be expressed as a prestigious Cru. We looked than for the best in order to realize this project, we looked for a mature vineyard, strongly dedicated to the cultivation of Aglianico grapes; we found them in the Sannio area where the volcanic nature of the soil with the presence of tuff together with volcanic ash and limestone allow these grapes to express themselves to the maximum.

core red

Core it is a Campania IGT red wine made from 100% Aglianico grapes. It is produced in Sannio, in the province of Benevento and bottled at the Montevetrano Estate. The origin of the grapes has been valuated and searched for a long time and finally we found the ideal place in the Sannio area: a mature vineyard, dedicated to the cultivation of Aglianico as well as Greco and Fiano, in which the volcanic nature of the soil with the presence of tuff together with volcanic ash and limestone allow these grapes to express themselves with the highest quality.
The wine has been followed by the enologist Riccardo Cotarella who has realized with knowledge an passion the idea of Silvia Imparato (as he did with the Montevetrano) of making a wine with the same quality as the Montevetrano, but typical of the territory. We have chosen a local vine variety, the Aglianico in purity, that to us represents the archetype of the wine; “The wine that my grandparents made me taste when I was a child”. Core was released into the market to celebrate Montevetrano twenty years anniversary. It has a round and warm name: Core means love in the Neapolitan dialect and centre/essence, in English. A wine of harmony and heart!

Campania Aglianico IGT.
Production area Guardia Sanframondi and Castelvenere (Benevento).
Ground clay-limestone.
First production year 2011.
Grapes 100% Aglianico.
Training system Double Guyot.
Density of Strains from 2600 to 3500 per Ha.
Vinification Long maceration of the skin.
Alcoholic fermentation In stainless steel (15 days).
Malolactic fermentation Done.
Aging For 10 months, in new barriques of 225 litre. Oak from Nevers, Allier and Tronçais.
Refinement In bottle for 4 months.
Alcohol 13,5 %

2017

Luca Maroni 93/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci 3
Bibenda Duemila Vini 4/5
Gambero Rosso 2/3
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 89/100
James Suckling 95/100
Vinous 90/100

2016

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 90/100
Vitae Ais 3/4
Gambero Rosso 2/3
Wine Spectator 94/100
James Suckling 94/100
Vinous 94/100

2015

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 91/100
Luca Maroni 90/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci CORONA
Vitae Ais 3/4
Gambero Rosso 1/3
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 94/100
Wine Spectator 87/90
The Wine Advocate 90/100

2014

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 88/100
Luca Maroni 90/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci CORONA
Bibenda Duemila Vini 4/5
Vitae Ais 3+1/4
Gambero Rosso 2/3
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 90/100
The Wine Advocate 88+/100

2013

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 92/100
Luca Maroni 90/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci 90/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci CORONA
Bibenda Duemila Vini 4/5
Vitae Ais 3/4
Gambero Rosso 2/3
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 90/100
Wine Spectator 88/100
Wine Enthusiast 88/100
The Wine Advocate 89/100

2012

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 92/100
Luca Maroni 90/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci CORONA
Bibenda Duemila Vini 4/5
Vitae Ais 3/4
Gambero Rosso 2/3
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 90/100
Wine Spectator 89/100
Wine Enthusiast 87/100

2011

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli SOLE
Luca Maroni 90/100
Vini Buoni d'Italia Tci CORONA
Bibenda Duemila Vini 4/5
Gambero Rosso 2/3
Wine Spectator 89/100

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core white

Core white is a Campania IGT white wine, made from a selection of Fiano and Greco grapes. Both varieties undergo a cryomaceration process; they are then separated during the alcoholic fermentation because each grape variety has a different age of maturation. After the fermentation, the blend will be formed and it begins a long period of fine lees aging (duration 7/8 months) with weekly batonnage.
“Core white is the most logical consequence, after Core red. A complete definition of our brand, despite the differences, with the same high quality guarantee as the Montevetrano” says Silvia Imparato. Local vines, in this case Fiano and Greco. This wine is always followed by Riccardo Cotarella and bottled by the Montevetrano Winery that doesn’t have these types of vines in its own vineyard. “Core” has a round and warm name: love in the Neapolitan dialect and centre/essence, in English. After the red wine we wanted to complete the range with Core white, which is our proposal to represent the typicality of the wines of our territory: the Campania region.

Campania white IGT
Production area Guardia Sanframondi, Castelvenere,
San Lorenzo Maggiore (Benevento).
First production year 2015.
Grapes Fiano, Greco.
Training system Double Guyot.
Density of Strains from 2400 to 3000 per Ha.
Vinification Cryomaceration with a long period of fine lees aging
(7/8 months) with weekly batonnage.
Alcoholic fermentation Conducted separately.
Refinement In bottle for 4 months.
Alcohol 13,5%

2019

Luca Maroni 92/100
Gambero Rosso 3/3
James Suckling 92/100
Vini buoni d’Italia TCI 4 STELLE
Bibenda duemila vini 4/5

2017

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli 3 STELLE
Luca Maroni 90/100
Vitae Ais 3/4
Gambero Rosso 1/3
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 93/100
Wine Spectator 89/100
The wine advocate 90/100

2016

Wine Spectator 90/100
James Suckling 91/100
Guida Essenziale Cernilli 94/100

2015

Guida Essenziale Cernilli 95/100

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