Taurasi, the Barolo of the South
Taurasi is produced in the commune of Taurasi. 15-20 year old vines are grown at between 1,000 – 1,600 ft above sea level with southern and southwestern exposures. The soil is deep and originally from ash and fallen pumice. The surface and deep layers are silty sand.
Full bodied and rich red wine with a plump midpalate and balancing structure to the black fruit and spice flavours. It finishes dry and assertive with lingering vanilla oak flavours.
Brilliant ruby red in colour with a garnet tinge around the rim. Shows deliciously fragrant aromas of black cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla and anise.
An inspired choice to accompany game and roasted red meat. Delicious with a venison, pheasant, stout braised pie or ham and pea risotto.
Grape: 100% Aglianico
Vinification: Manual harvesting begins during the third week of October. After de-stemming and pressing, the must macerate and ferments in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at a controlled temperature of 24ºC. Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks, followed by around 18 months maturation in medium toasted French barrels. The wine is then aged for 9 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Acidity (g/l): 5.6
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.3
pH Level: 3.5
Body Value (A is light, E is full bodied): E
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
Awards: Wine Spectator, 91 Points 2014, Wine Advocate 91 Points, August 2017
Monica Larner of Wine Advocate said: “A wine of impressive intensity and balance. This vintage offers a very interesting interpretation of Aglianico with warm tones of ripe fruit and blackberry marmalade backed by firm, velvety tannins and balanced freshness. The bouquet is direct and immediate with cherry liqueur, chocolate, spice and cola. “