Antonio Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018Antonio Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018
Antonio Caggiano Tauri Irpinia Aglianico 2018
Ruby red colour. The scent of red fruits of the forest and black plums. A soft taste and a lost lasting with final aroma of black pepper and green chilli.
It is one of the most spectacular wineries in Campania: you can walk astonished between tens of thousands of bottles arranged in recesses extracted from the stones walls.
You can see everywhere the wine oaks where they make the great wines of Taurasi, such as Macchia dei Goti, Salae Domini and Taurì, perfect.
The founder, Antonio Caggiano, has been for years a passionate and enthusiastic photographer travelling all around the world: from the cold of the Artic lands to the African desert, from the United States to South America and eventually from the old family vineyard (Salae Domini) to the works for the realization of his winery that began in 1990.
Antonio decides to found his company pushed by an irrepressible desire to give voice to the history and traditions of his loved Taurasi.
The distinctive trait of his spectacular winery is soon clear walking by the numerous fascinating small tunnels: it is not just a place in which barrels, bottles and vats are stored but a real museum of the viticulture.
In every corner, on each wall and in the multiples recesses obtained from the stones walls, it is possible to see typical tools and utensils used by the winemakers. Together with the tools and the barrels, you can find a variety of wood, glass and stone artworks, some realized by Antonio himself and some others given as a gift by artist friends. They make the atmosphere even more evocative.
Nowadays the company is run by Antonio’s son Giuseppe, called Pino by everyone who, helped by his father, thanks to a meticulous work in the vineyard and a passionate and precise wine interpretation, contributed to the achievement of a qualitative and characteristic style that has marked Antonio Caggiano’s company as a big interpreter of the Irpinia wines.
Macchialupa Le Surte Taurasi 2011 ItalyMacchialupa Le Surte Taurasi 2011 Italy
Macchialupa LeSurte Taurasi 2011
– Taurasi is the prince of Campania wines, from Aglianico Taurasi grapes grown with special care and attention.
Frequent pumping over in the winemaking process and aging in French oak barrels for 12 months combined with bottle aging for 24 months.
Intense ruby red in the glass.
The nose is complex, well balanced and intense in its fruity and floral expression. Notes of blackberries, morello cherry, violet, tobacco, vanilla and cinnamon emerge.
On the palate it is full and soft, with the heat balanced by freshness and flavor. Fine and well integrated tannins, never aggressive in the full-bodied sip. Persistent.
Tenuta del Conte Bianco 2018 Italy CalabriaTenuta del Conte Bianco 2018 Italy Calabria
Tenuta del Conte Bianco 2018
Made only from Greco Bianco grapes vinified with soft pressing. The wine, gentle and direct, agile and salty, goes well with seafood, from the most fragrant fried fish to first courses based on shellfish and recipes with vegetables.
Tenuta del Conte is the winery of the Parrilla family, who have been winemakers in Cirò for four generations.
Mariangela, Giuseppe and Caterina have collected the inheritances of their father Francesco: fifteen hectares of vineyards and a great respect for their land.
Since 2010 the vineyards have been managed according to the organic farming regime , an indispensable choice to preserve the environmental balance .
The vitality of the soil is elevated in the wine through spontaneous fermentation, thanks to healthy grapes and meticulous care in all stages of winemaking.
The year 2011 represents a turning point for Tenuta del Conte: starting from that harvest, Mariangela, thanks to the constant confrontation with the winemakers from Cirota, reaches total autonomy as an artisan producer, excluding that enology that frustrated the intense work in the countryside.
Villa Matilde Falanghina 2018 Italy CampaniaVilla Matilde Falanghina 2018 Italy Campania
Villa Matilde Falanghina 2018
From the Rocca dei Leoni estate located in Benevento’s inland area, on the slopes of Mount Taburno. Oak-free, this is elegant, fruity and floral with distinct notes of grapefruit, peach, rose and sage leaves. The palate is fresh and well balanced with a lingering almond finish.
Villa Matilde links its name to Falerno del Massico , the wine so celebrated in antiquity and brought back to life, after centuries of oblivion, by Francesco Paolo Avallone , founder of the company in the sixties. Today the Falerno del Massico Doc is one of the most popular productions in Campania and is the undisputed banner of Villa Matilde in 28 countries around the world. The company is run by Salvatore and Maria Ida Avallone , sons of Francesco Paolo, who passed away in 2006: in the last twenty years they have successfully carried out their father’s project by combining local culture and innovation, entrusting their wines to the winemaker Fabio Gennarelli with the advice of Riccardo Cotarella.
From the province of Caserta , where there is still the company center (with guesthouse, zero km restaurant, spaces for tasting), they went to the provinces of Benevento and Avellino with new vineyards, new projects and wines that tell the strong identity of Campania Felix . In 2000 Villa Matilde inaugurated Tenuta Rocca dei Leoni and in 2004 Tenuta d’Altavilla, starting the production of new wines including the mighty Taurasi.