An outstanding year and a really special price for this Riserva from the Taurasi vineyards. The best "price to quality" wine on the website. Cannot be recommended highly enough.
Aglianico of Taurasi 100%
Typically soft and full with a light aftertaste of jam, pleasantly spiced.
Dark red ruby with garnet red tones.
Distinctive, strong, persistent, with vanilla and liquorice gradation.
First courses based of mushrooms, truffle, meat juice, game, red meat and ripe cheese.
The first days of November.
Five star year - considered legendary
The Taurasi Riserva is an old traditional wine, the Aglianico is the noblest and most important wine from south of Italy. The wine is produced in a small Apennine strip of land locked between 3 seas, Tyrrhenian, Jonio and the Adriatic. This wine is a representative of strong, important southem red wines and it places among the best Italian reds nationwide. Taurasi riserva represents one of the most important representations of this grape.
TCD Score: 91/100
This Riserva scores a huge 91 points out of 100. Taurasi Riserva is a part of the Elite of Italian wines and would be in anyone's Top 10 Italian wines.
The precise geographical location of Chiusano San Domenico places it at the crossroads of one of the most interesting wine making realities of Campania, that is at the centre of that limited district where the vines reach the highest expression of quality. If, when producing wine, men make use of a natural element which changes into something new and unequalled like a work of art, it was natural to try and produce a little work of art here which respected the healty and genuine peasant traditions, the fruit of ancient experience handed down from generation to generation.
With this as its motive the company “Cantine Colle di San Domenico” could not deny the need for detailed research into the quality which unites al the phases of production; from the agricultural techniques, to the strict selections of grapes, to the wine making techniques enriched by modern methods of production which emphasise even more the intrinsic quality of the wines, and the storing of the product.
COLLE DI SAN DOMENICO TAURASI RISERVA 1999 - WINE - Colle di San Domenico Campania
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