Wine Feudi di San Gregorio, Taurasi DOCG, 2012
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Wine bright ruby-red color with garnet reflections.
The wine shows a complete, well-balanced taste with soft, sweet tannins, fruity flavor and a pleasant aftertaste.
Fragrant bouquet of the wine reveals notes of cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon, anise and vanilla.
The wine goes well with game, is supplied to the red meat and poultry.
Feudi di San Gregorio, Taurasi - rich, balanced wine with flexible tannins and rich notes of dark fruit on the palate. Without a doubt, this is one of the most interesting red wines of Italy by sophistication and at the same time, the complexity of aroma and flavor. "Taurasi", which is created from the XVI century, the poet Giosuè Kadduchi called "the wine of joy," and oenologist Mareskaldi wrote that "Taurasi - brother of Barolo and Barbaresco."
Taurasi wine made from Aglianico grapes. This grape locals call "Greek vine" (Vitis Hellenica). Variety was introduced by Greece in the days when there was founded Rome. Grapes are grown on the rich clay soils containing sand and alluvial elements. Harvested by hand in the last ten days of October. Bunches with stems are processed under mild pressure. The fermentation process takes place in steel containers at a controlled temperature of 26 ° C. After that, the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak barrels lasts 18 months. After bottling, the wine is aged another 9 months.
Founded in 1986, the winery Feudi di San Gregorio has become a symbol of rebirth wines of southern Italy and the culture of drinking in general. Keeping traditions, farming is constantly in search of new terroirs beautiful, new grape varieties, improved methods of winemaking. Feudi di San Gregorio appreciate autochthonous varieties of southern Italy, such as Aglianico, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo, investing in land and centuries-old traditions of viticulture Irpinia, giving the future a unique natural heritage area. Irpinia - a land of ancient traditions of winemaking, vineyards here peacefully coexist with fruit trees, forests, olive groves and fragrant herbs. In other words, the vines in Irpinia always been part of life in the region.
Initially, vineyards Feudi di San Gregorio were in Sorbo Serpico, which to this day is a winery management. But gradually joined plots in Tufo, Santa Paolina and Taurasi, lying on the hills at an altitude of 350 to 700 meters above sea level. At present, the area of vineyards increased from 30 to 300 hectares. In addition to the areas in Campania, the farm has a beautiful vineyards in Puglia and Basilicata. In 2004 was built another building of the winery, which is the result of a research project aimed at bringing together the depth of tradition and modern approaches to the production of wines.