Terredora di Paolo Fatica Contadina "Taurasi" Italy 2012 through Merchant of Wine.

Terredora di Paolo Fatica Contadina "Taurasi" Italy 2012

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About The Producer
Terredora di Paolo descends from one of Italy’s most important winemaking families — Mastroberardino. In 1994, the original estate was split between two brothers: Walter and Antonio Mastroberardino. Antonio is frequently credited with preserving many of Campania’s indigenous varietals — especially Fiano and Aglianico — but it was Walter who, in a deft move, kept many of the family’s best vineyard plots after the schism. Antonio kept the winery and the family name while Walter named his new estate after his wife, Dora di Paolo.

About The Wine
To the careful selection of the grapes, it follows vinification with maceration on the skins for 10-12 days at 28 ° C. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is completed, the wine matures in small French oak barrels for 18 months, to continue, after the blend, aging in oak barrels for at least 6 months and in bottle for 24-36 months.

Grape / Blend 
100% Aglianico

Origin
Italy 

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby color with garnet reflections, pronounced and complex bouquet with hints of cherry, fruits of the forest, spicy scents of violet and tobacco and a suggestion of minerals. Elegant, smooth, velvety and intense it displays characteristic hints of plums, black cherries, black pepper and tar. It is full bodied and austere on the palate with balanced tannins and acidity. It will continue to age and develop for more than a decade. Food pairings: It is an excellent accompaniment for roast meat, game, spicy dishes, truffles and mature cheeses such as seasoned provolone, parmigiano or gorgonzola. Serve at 18° C.

92 Points - Wine Spectator
Firm and focused, a tightly meshed red offering layers of dried cherry, a savory undertow of tarry mineral and leather, and accents of dried herb and mandarin orange peel. Long and chewy on the finish.

92 Points - James Suckling

This plush Taurasi still has a lot of life left as it leads with notes of dried elderberries, dried meat, steak tartare, cigar box and dried cedar. Full-bodied, tannic and earthy, it is an uncompromising style of red with enormous concentration, but some verve on the long, chewy finish. Drink from 2023.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Underbrush, mature black-skinned fruit and culinary spice aromas lead the nose. The dense palate offers dried blackberry, prune, licorice and powdered sage set against close-grained tannins. Drink 2020–2032.

90 Points - Decanter

Mouthwatering prune and cherry notes, a bold structure, intense tannins and classy oak with a leather and chocolate finish.

 

Product size: 750ml

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