Color - Deep ruby red
Bouquet - Intense bouquet of wild cherries, raspberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and anise.
Taste - Full-bodied and well-balanced with flavors of plum, black cherry and licorice.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2009 Taurasi is in a nice place in its evolution and is drinking very well at the moment. The bouquet shows budding tertiary signs of barbecue spice, dried cherry, dusty mineral and balsam herb. These various components come together in a tight and unified fashion. Time and bottle aging has also worked in favor of shaping silky, long tannins that are fine but firm in personality. This wine can be consumed now or can hold ten more years. (Apr 2015)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Richly spiced, offering up-front flavors of melted licorice and crushed black currant, with hints of grilled herb and seared mushroom adding complexity. Well-balanced, showing bright, lightly tangy acidity and supple tannins through to the finish. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made. AN
(Jun 15 2014)
The communes of Taurasi, Pietradefusi and Sant’Angelo all’Esca in Campania. 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. Grapes are grown at a moderately dense 4,500 vines per hectare.
|An excellent wine for drinking with the finest roasted red meats and poultry, braised in Aglianico.
|Feudi di San Gregorio, a modern expression of a centuries-old tradition of passion and dedication to the land, is Campania’s premier winemaking estate. Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly-acclaimed winery was established in 1986. Since then, it has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania's unique terroir and ancient varieties by placing a contemporary spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico.