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Terredora Di Paolo Aglianico d'Irpinia 2011 Product #28086 (In Stock)
Terredora Di Paolo Aglianico d'Irpinia 2011 Terredora Di Paolo Aglianico d'Irpinia 2011

Aglianico can be tough and need years of cellar time - but not here!  Made all in tank from ripe fruit, it's bursting with crisp cherry and dried strawberry fruit with accents of damp earth and cracked black pepper.  Bright and juicy from first to last, it finishes with just a dusting of fine, ripe, tannin.  A great wine for lighter foods off the grill or with a a big plate of antipasti!

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Terredora Di Paolo Taurasi 2008 Product #28085 (In Stock)
Terredora Di Paolo Taurasi 2008 Terredora Di Paolo Taurasi 2008

Tre Bicchieri 2014!  Taurasi is often called “The Barolo of the South,” not because its grape – Aglianico – tastes like Nebbiolo, but because it delivers powerful, ageworthy, wines that deliver big aromatics and fruit with intense structures that meld perfectly with food.  The trick to making a great Taurasi is to mellow Aglianico’s fierce, somewhat rustic, tannins without overwhelming the grape’s character with wood.  And that’s exactly what’s happened here.

Ripe, hand-harvested, grapes are fermented in steel and then go into small French oak barrels (mostly used) for 18 months.  To allow more time for the wine to soften without adding overt oak flavors, the wine then moves to larger, aged, oak barrels for another year and then rests in bottle for up to a year more.  The result is a wine that still has plenty of cellar potential and power, but that you can also enjoy right now with roasted meat, mature cheeses, or – my favorite – any dish laced with roasted peppers and olives.

“Lots of spicy, dried fruit and black pepper character. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Traditional-style Taurasi. Better in a year or two when the tannins soften.”  James Suckling 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $38.99/ea
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Sale Half Case (6): $32.98/ea
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Pietracupa Taurasi 2007 Product #28057 (In Stock)
Pietracupa Taurasi 2007 Pietracupa Taurasi 2007

Perhaps the best Aglianico we've ever tasted.  Big aromas of dusky cherry, green olive, fresh earth and crushed herb lead to a mouthful of rich but pure cherry, raspberry, olive and tobacco flavors.  Drives to the back of your palate in style with fantastically sophisticated tannins for a wine like this.  On the finish, juicy fruit pops back up under the tannin and lingers on and on.  A beautiful wine, but very little available.

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $49.49/ea
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