VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
The Mottura family is originally from the Piemonte region of Italy, where there is a village bearing the Mottura name close to Turin. Here, traces of the family can be found dating back to the early 1500s. Sergio’s uncle, Alessandro, bought Civitella d’Agliano in 1933, the large estate the family now owns. At the age of 20, Sergio took on the management of the family farm and moved from Turin to Civitella, where he has remained ever since. The Maottura estate grows vines, olives and various grains and has an ‘agriturismo’ hotel (La Tana dell’Istrice or The Porcupine’s Lair) where guests can enjoy the farm produce and the farm’s celebrated wines. Sergio is committed to organic farming and crafting small-scale, handcrafted wines using traditional local grape varieties. The Magone Vineyard is a hi-denisty planting begun in 1962. In 1980 it was re-grafted to Pinot Noir and the first Pinot Noir was released in 1990. The wines are 100% Pinot Noir
Articles About Sergio Mottura
2005 Magone Lazio Rosso I.G.T.
Similar to above wine but more elegant with more pinotypicity. Still a big and heardy fruit-driven California Nuevo styled wine. Reviewed March 23, 2008 ARTICLE »
2004 Magone Lazio Rosso I.G.T.
Dark purple color. Ripe, dark fruited aromas with hints of tar aand chocolate. Chewy dark fruits with healthy tannins and a dry finish. Reminds one of Sangiovese. Reviewed March 23, 2008 ARTICLE »
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