Mineral, Volcanic Aglianico - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Mineral, Volcanic Aglianico

The vineyards at Feudi di San Gregorio (Photo courtesy of the winery)

Piano di Montevergine perches high in the mountains of Irpinia on rugged slopes shared by olive and hazelnut trees, where cool winds buffet the vines and accentuate aglianico’s naturally high acidity. The vines were planted in 1986, the year Feudi di San Gregorio was founded, and the roots reach into deep, sandy volcanic soils that yielded firm, mineral tannins in this 2016 Taurasi. Detailed notes of licorice and fennel frond weave through the wine’s crunchy blackberry and plum flavors, and the wine maintains a sinuous frame as hints of blood and iron emerge. Decant an hour before serving to soften those muscular tannins and serve with a well-marbled ribeye.


Feudi di San Gregorio 2016 Taurasi Riserva Piano di Montevergine

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