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taurasi-vesevo-384 Epicure Rated Wine - Vesevo Taurasi 2008

Vesevo Taurasi 2008

€25.75
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197626 Epicure Rated Wine - Vesevo Taurasi 2008

Benevento, Campania
Winemaker
Vesevo
Aglianico100%

What makes this wine special

Another lava wine from the winemaker Vesevo. An affordable Taurasi ! This flagship wine aged for three years in oak barrels. Wonderfully complex, rich and long. Give it at least one hour to breathe. Once open is reveals its fruit and generous personality.

Deep ruby appearance, black cherry, dark plums, pepper, vanilla, cedar, a little leather & earthiness starting to coming though. Fine grained tannins,  full bodied, great finish.

The story

Taurasi and Taurasi riserva are red, still Italian wines based principally on the Aglianico grape variety produced in the Province of Avellino in the Campania region. They were awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) status in 1970 and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status in 1993. Produced less than 40 miles (64 km) from the other Aglianico stronghold of Aglianico del Vulture in Basilicata, the volcanic soils of the Taurasi region demonstrate the potential the Aglianico grape has to make wines on par with the Nebbiolo grape of Piedmont and Sangiovese grape of Tuscany.

The popularity of the region's wine is a relatively recent phenomenon. Until the early 1990s, there was only one winery (Mastroberardino), producing wine for the export market. By the mid-2000s, there were over 293 producers in the Taurausi zone.

Food matching

Spicy meat dishes, lasagne, etc

Grapes

Aglianico

Taste

Mineral

Additional information

Oak barrel

Country

Italy

Region

Campania

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