Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Campania

  • ABV:

    0.135

  • Grape:

    Aglianico

  • Grape Blend:

    Aglianico 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Massimo Di Renzo

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This ruby-red wine has a full, complex spectrum of aromas, particularly of violet and blackberries. On the palate, it is full-bodied and mouth-filling, with persistent and elegant notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper.

Production Notes

Vinification with long maceration on the skins at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Refines for 24 months in French oak barriques and Slavonian casks and at least 24 months in the bottle before release.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 93pts (2015) - The Mastroberardino 2015 Taurasi Radici is a dark and savory wine with thickly stacked aromas of black fruit, tar, licorice and campfire ash. This is a baritone Taurasi from a warm and sunny vintage that boasts concentrated and rich flavors as a result. Despite the evident power you get here, Taurasi has a beautiful manner of staying focused and sharp nonetheless. This wine demonstrates that quality very nicely.

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Producer Profile

Founded in the 1750s by Pietro di Mastro (from 'Maestro') Berardino and Campania's most renowned winery, Mastroberardino is located in the town of Atripalda, on Italy's west coast. Still family-owned and run, the estate is known not just for the quality of its wines, but for saving Campania's vinous heritage. The winery has always worked with the region's traditional grape varieties, such as Aglianico, Fiano, Piedirosso, Greco, Falanghina and Coda di Volpe  even when they were unfashionable. After local vineyards were ravaged by phylloxera and World War II, many farmers ripped out local vines in favour of higher-yielding varieties. The Mastroberardino family, however, remained committed to the region's indigenous grapes, and his gradual success eventually convinced others of their worth. Nevertheless, until the early 1990s, Mastroberardino was the only winery working with local varieties. Today, Mastroberardino works hard to pair varieties with appropriate soils, using the right type of vine training and trellising, and tailoring their winemaking to maximise each grape's varietal character  rather than masking it. While they make a range of wines, they are most famous for their Taurasi  hugely age-worthy Aglianico wines. Their top cuvee is 'Radici', a Taurasi Riserva that spends 30 months in oak, then at least 36 months in bottle prior to release.