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Cantine Lonardo Taurasi 2011
VARIETY; Aglianico, Italian Red
APPELLATION: Taurasi, Southern Italy, Italy
WINERY: Contrade di Taurasi–Lonardo
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ALCOHOL: 14.5%
country: Italy
vintage: 2011
Taurasi is made predominantly from the Aglianico grape, which is said to have its roots in the hillside vineyards of Taurasi since the time of the Roman Empire in 80 BC. This wine shows lots of dark fruit and violet floral with a bit of minerals and rustic notes on the end.
For centuries operating in the agricultural sector, in the last three decades the Lonardo family concentrates every effort in the traditional cultivation of the vine and in the experimentation of the cellar. The "Contrade di Taurasi" trademark was born in 1998, whose company philosophy is based on clear and essential principles.
The nose is a bit shy at first but eventually reveals aromas of underbrush, scorched soil, new leather, ground clove and balsamic notes. On the full-bodied palate, nuances of licorice, black pepper and flinty mineral underscore dried black cherry while assertive but refined tannins provide the framework.
pair well with beef, pasta, or lamb
price per bottle: $ 52
restaurant price: $156
sold by glass: $31
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