Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato

Dubbed ‘the Sassicaia of the South’ by Robert Parker in 1995, Montevetrano is a wine that sells at a price well below its comparative quality. With a trailblazing owner, creating wines from international grape varieties that are recognisably Italian, Montevetrano has gained a cult following. Brainchild of Silvia Imperatore, who enlisted the help of her friend and top winemaking consultant Riccardo Cotarella, it’s not hard to see why the estate is so frequently likened to legend Sassicaia.


Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato

"There are just 30,000 bottles of Montevetrano produced each year. A prized Southern Italian gem."

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Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato

Dubbed ‘the Sassicaia of the South’ by Robert Parker in 1995, Montevetrano is a cult Italian wine that sells at a price well below its true worth.

With a trailblazing owner, creating wines from international grape varieties that are recognisably Italian, Montevetrano has gained a cult following. It’s not hard to see why the estate is so frequently likened to Italian legend Sassicaia.

It’s the brainchild of owner Silvia Imperatore, who enlisted the help of her friend and top winemaking consultant Riccardo Cotarella as she set out to make a top quality wine from Campania, the region to the south of Tuscany.

It’s made from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon alongside local grape variety Aglianico. The four hectare vineyard has gravel soils and is just a couple of kilometres in from the sea, just like Sassicaia’s famed terroir.

But whereas Sassicaia make 180,000 bottles of the top wine, there are just 30,000 bottles of Montevetrano produced each year. A prized Southern Italian gem.