Made with the native grape Aglianico, this earthy yet fruity red wine offers a true taste of Campania.
To be considered DOCG , the entire wine production must be in a specified area in the eastern mountains of the region, and 85% of the grapes must be Aglianico. The vines span the hilly terrain at elevations of 2,000 feet and higher and are tempered by the nearby Calore River. The volcanic, calcareous soil offers rich deposits of limestone, which are credited with giving Taurasi wines their tannic edge. With this unique terroir, the grapes are not harvested until late fall — sometimes in the snow!
After production, the wine must be aged for at least three years, with one year in wooden barrels. Most winemakers prefer to prolong this stage, as Taurasi is built to age. We get why it’s sometimes called “the Barolo of the south,” as both bold wines distinctly develop as they mature, offering new depths with each vintage.