Serpico, a legendary wine from Feudi Di San Gregorio.
At Campania Food and Wine, we’re proud to feature the Feudi Di San Gregorio wine estate high on our list of producers. It’s a remarkable winery set in the rolling hills of the Irpinia region, close to Mount Vesuvius whose legendary eruptions have spiced the soil with mineral-laden volcanic ash. This has served to impart a unique personality to the grapes and, consequently, the wines so lovingly produced there.
Feudi Di San Gregorio offers a striking range of excellent red, white and sparkling wines – you have only to look through our archives to see what we mean – but today, we’re focusing our attention on the crème de la crème of red wines.
With a drum roll and a fanfare, we’re delighted to announce that Campania Food and Wine can now offer you the Feudi Di San Gregorio 2009 Serpico
It’s made from one variety of grape only, the Aglianico, a black grape sometimes referred to as “the Barolo of the South,” but really, the comparison doesn’t do it justice. The wine is 14% alcohol, aged for 18 months in new oak barrels. Enough of the technical details – what you REALLY want to know is – what does it taste like?
Think smoky spice, dark fruits, vanilla, mocha – all together in layers of sublime taste-bud explosions. It’s bold, it’s robust; it is larger than life. It’s a must for special occasions. It would be a perfect accompaniment for red meats and strong cheeses – that’s if you can bear to put anything else in your mouth at the same time as this wonderful wine!
Robert Whitley, veteran wine critic describes it as “one of the greatest red wines in the world,” and we have to agree with him.
Treat yourself! You deserve it.