$19.99, only 60 cases remain
One of the world’s great unsung grapes is Aglianico, and nobody makes better use of its rich history and perpetual promise than Feudi di San Gregorio. In the 2010 vintage, which Italian wine expert Antonio Galloni called “outstanding” in Campania, Feudi di San Gregorio once again excelled. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate hailed its 100% Aglianico “Taurasi” as “a delightful expression that hits all the high marks” before lobbing on 93 points. A change in American importers opened up a window for Wine Access, and after 100 cases disappeared in a flash, the importer called back. At $19.99/bottle — the last 60 cases are up for grabs.
In the last decade, critics have acknowledged that the Aglianico grape is not only among the oldest but the greatest of Italian grapes, rightfully deserving a place alongside Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Its occasional nickname — “the Barolo of the south” — doesn’t even do justice to such a proud grape.
Planted extensively in Campania, Aglianico finds its most noble expressions in Taurasi, on the volcanic soils to the east of Vesuvius immediately north of Avellino. Feudi di San Gregorio is one of the marquee producers of Taurasi and a shining beacon of quality in the region. Their Taurasi is fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks for about 3 weeks, then spends 18 months in top-grade French oak barriques before aging 9 months in bottle before release.
Aglianico’s penetrating, fresh acidity, along with pronounced but smooth tannins, reveal the structural similarities to its more-heralded counterparts to the north. Sommeliers from top NYC restaurants agree, as Del Posto, Marea, Ai Fiori, and Maialino all feature substantial Aglianico selections.
A truly outstanding wine with great body and exquisite tastes filling my mouth. I think it will age well.
Full bodied, young, tasty and elegant. Great wine for the price. Will enjoy the evolution as it ages in my cellar.
The first bottle I opened showed signs of oxidation, but the second bottle had the dark fruit flavors as per the description. It's a big, almost "California" wine with its fruitiness and high alcohol. Hope the other four as good as the second bottle.
I expect more from most Taurasi wines. It's not much in the terroir department, not much tannic structure. It's good enough, but not great
Aglianico from a reputable producer typically aged well. Not this one. Way too advanced for only 6-7 years old. Dead on arrival. Bummed I bought a full case. Won't make that mistake again.
Highly over rated! I've had several Aglianico wines in the past, but this one I wouldn't accept FREE!
Two of the six bottles were corked. I will be hesitant to order 'older' wines in future. If you'd care to credit me for the 2 bottles, that would be greatly appreciated.
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