Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2017
Tasting Notes: Marascino Cherry, Plum, Anise, Cinammon
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania’s Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established by the Capaldo and Ercolino families in 1986. Their new winery was inaugurated in 2004, reflecting Feudi di San Gregorio’s wish to blend its long-standing tradition with a futuristic architectural project.
Aglianico is one of the great grapes of Southern Italy. It is at it's best in Taurasi and this full-bodied wine that has voluptuous texture, terrific balance with sweet and soft tannins. It has lots of interestings flavors such as blackberry jam, dark chocolate, cherry, plum, warm spices, vanilla, and licorice. An excellent wine for drinking with the finest roasted red meats and poultry. Although it can be drunk now, it will smooth out with some age or decanting.
The 2017 Taurasi leads off with a mentholated herbal lift that evolves into a blend of musky black currants and suggestions of clove. This flows across the palate, sleek and with medium-bodied weight, as citrus-tinged plum and balsamic spice slowly saturate. It finishes long with a web of fine tannins that tug at the cheeks as tangerine and crunchy mineral tones gradually taper off. The tannin management is fantastic here, especially considering the warm and dry conditions of the vintage.
From a hot and dry vintage, the Feudi di San Gregorio 2017 Taurasi sources its fruit from a site with volcanic soils at a breezy 450 to 550 meters in elevation. As expected, the quality of fruit is slightly darker and baked with dried blackberry, plum and scorched earth. This full-bodied red offers volume and tight structure.