Parker-Monica Larner 90:The 2012 Aglianico del Molise Riserva Contado shows a savory and spicy character that sets this wine apart from other Aglianico-based wines in Campania and Puglia. This expression seems to have more nerve and energy with grilled herb, licorice, black tar and ripe blackberry fruit. The tannins are well managed and the wine offers lots of grip and intensity in the mouth. One thing this wine has is tons of bright personality. It also represents excellent value. Of all the wineries in Molise, none stands taller than Di Majo Norante in terms of international visibility. Celebrated enologist Riccardo Cotarella helped to grow this brand thanks to his sophisticated and international style of winemaking. Molise wines owe much to this dynamic Alessio Di Majo and Riccardo Cotarella team. Today, the winery continues in that path to excellence and is an especially interesting option for those looking for exciting value wines from southern Italy.