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External Review by Palm Bay International:

Over the past 20 years or more, Feudi di San Gregorio, in southern Italy’s Campania region, has played a leading role in fostering a winemaking revolution that extends across southern Italy, and has led to a remarkable resurgence of regional wine industries. Throughout its short yet prolific history, the estate’s proprietors have cultivated Campania & Apulia’s finest vineyards and worked closely with some of Italy’s best enologists. The results have been remarkable — the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio meet time and again with stellar reviews and consistently garner international critical acclaim. Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo taps into the enormous potential of local, ancient varieties in an effort to bring prestige and recognition to these treasures of the south. Feudi di San Gregorio is seeking to revitalize this ancient area, bringing Apulia to the forefront among world-class wine regions. Production Area Harvested from 20 acres of vineyard in the Fragagnano section of the commune of Manduria, located approximately 250 feet above sea level in Puglia in Southern Italy. Vines are planted at a density of 4,000 per acre where younger vineyards are concerned and 1,400 per acre in older vineyards featuring mature 20-year-old vines. Manduria is acknowledged to produce the finest quality Primitivo grapes in Italy. Soil in this area is of medium composition, deep and calcareous, with a substantial presence of clay. Grape Varieties 100% Primitivo Vinification Vines are trained using the Guyot system with four shoots. Yields are typically 1.3 lbs per vine. Grapes are handpicked during the first 10 days of September. After de-stemming and a gentle pressing, maceration takes place at a controlled temperature. The resulting wine spends 14 months in new French oak prior to bottling and release. Color Deep ruby red with violet reflections Bouquet Complex, powerful, spicy hints of clove and black pepper with woodsy undertones; suggestions of wild cherry and prune Taste Soft, consistent, with an excellent balance of acidity and tannins; velvety smooth; closes with lingering sensations of cocoa and coffee Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Serve with red meats, richly flavored pastas and risottos, casseroles, stews and a wide range of hard and semi-hard cheeses.

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Feudi di San Gregorio:
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established in 1986. Along with the expert guidance of consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking talents, Feudi di San Gregorio has emerged into the international limelight as a great success story in a region that, for many years, was ... Read more
Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclaimed estate was established in 1986. Along with the expert guidance of consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking talents, Feudi di San Gregorio has emerged into the international limelight as a great success story in a region that, for many years, was locked in a virtual winemaking holding pattern. Feudi di San Gregorio has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania's unique terroir and ancient varietals by placing a thoroughly modern spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. Feudi di San Gregorio sources its grapes from the finest vineyards set in the rolling hills of the Irpinia region, located in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius. The volcano's legendary eruptions have laden the sandstone and marl soil with mineral-rich deposits of volcanic ash, forming a unique composition that imparts highly distinctive aromas and flavors in the grapes. Recognizing that a keen understanding of climatic conditions is indispensable to the successful cultivation of vines, Feudi di San Gregorio has invested extensively in state-of-the-art winemaking technology. Each of the estate's vineyards is equipped with a solar-powered meteorological station that gathers data continuously. By closely monitoring the environment, the estate is actively practicing eco-compatible viticulture, thereby reducing the need for artificial methods to an absolute minimum. Further embracing the benefits of technology, construction was recently completed on a modernized cellaring facility. A $20-million investment, it has the capacity to house an impressive 5,000 barrels. Read less

External Reviews for Patrimo

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

Over the past 20 years or more, Feudi di San Gregorio, in southern Italy’s Campania region, has played a leading role in fostering a winemaking revolution that extends across southern Italy, and has led to a remarkable resurgence of regional wine industries. Throughout its short yet prolific history, the estate’s proprietors have cultivated Campania & Apulia’s finest vineyards and worked closely with some of Italy’s best enologists. The results have been remarkable — the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio meet time and again with stellar reviews and consistently garner international critical acclaim. Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo taps into the enormous potential of local, ancient varieties in an effort to bring prestige and recognition to these treasures of the south. Feudi di San Gregorio is seeking to revitalize this ancient area, bringing Apulia to the forefront among world-class wine regions. Production Area Harvested from 20 acres of vineyard in the Fragagnano section of the commune of Manduria, located approximately 250 feet above sea level in Puglia in Southern Italy. Vines are planted at a density of 4,000 per acre where younger vineyards are concerned and 1,400 per acre in older vineyards featuring mature 20-year-old vines. Manduria is acknowledged to produce the finest quality Primitivo grapes in Italy. Soil in this area is of medium composition, deep and calcareous, with a substantial presence of clay. Grape Varieties 100% Primitivo Vinification Vines are trained using the Guyot system with four shoots. Yields are typically 1.3 lbs per vine. Grapes are handpicked during the first 10 days of September. After de-stemming and a gentle pressing, maceration takes place at a controlled temperature. The resulting wine spends 14 months in new French oak prior to bottling and release. Color Deep ruby red with violet reflections Bouquet Complex, powerful, spicy hints of clove and black pepper with woodsy undertones; suggestions of wild cherry and prune Taste Soft, consistent, with an excellent balance of acidity and tannins; velvety smooth; closes with lingering sensations of cocoa and coffee Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Serve with red meats, richly flavored pastas and risottos, casseroles, stews and a wide range of hard and semi-hard cheeses.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
01/29/2013

Patrimo 2009 - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast/ One of the most important expressions of Merlot from southern Italy, Pàtrimo is a soft and decadent wine, boasting an excellent quality of ripe fruit that’s backed by pretty tones of crushed stone, lead pencil and Indian spice. The mouthfeel is rich, generous and long lasting.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
03/07/2013

Patrimo 2009 - 94+ points, Wine Advocate/ …an intriguing wine. Over the last few years, Patrimo seems to have become less Merlot-like and more reflective of its origins. Bacon fat, smoke, licorice and incense burst from the glass. Rich and powerful with a huge finish that seems to last forever…


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/16/2011

Patrimo 2007 - 93points, Wine Advocate/ The 2007 Patrimo (Merlot) is a huge, opulent wine that exudes darkness and richness in its super-ripe black fruit. ..shows terrific balance through to the multi-dimensional finish. Tar, leather and white flowers add the final shades of complexity.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/07/2011

Feudi di San Gregorio, a modern expression of a centuries-old tradition of passion and dedication to the land, is Campania’s premier winemaking estate. Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly-acclaimed winery was established in 1986. Since then, it has aggressively tapped into the enormous potential of Campania's unique terroir and ancient varieties by placing a contemporary spin on indigenous grapes such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. Throughout its short yet prolific history, the estate’s proprietors have cultivated Campania’s finest vineyards and worked closely with some of Italy’s best enologists. The results have been remarkable — the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio meet time and again with stellar reviews and consistently garner international critical acclaim. Production Area San Potito in Irpinia (Campania). 12- 15 year old grapes are grown at an altitude of 1600 ft above sea level with a southern exposure at a density of 4500 vines per hectare. The soil is a very rocky with a significant humus content with a calcareous-clay bed. Grape Varieties Originally thought to be Aglianico, but now believed to be a clone of Merlot Vinification Grapes are harvested by hand during late September. After de-stemming and pressing, maceration lasts 21 days at a controlled temperature of 79°F. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel and Malolactic fermentation in wood. Color Deep ruby red. Almost an inky black. Bouquet Aromas of wild blackberries preserves, sweet spice, eucalyptus ,vanilla and coffee. Taste A concentrated wine. Tannins are sweet and refined. The overall balance is excellent. Exceptionally full, velvety and complex, with sweet fruit, spice and notes of roasted coffee. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Serve with red meats and flavorful cheeses.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Bottle of the Week/ This wine immediately reveals its consistency through its very dark ruby red color. The nose is an explosion of blackurrant jam, sweet spices, eucalyptus, vanilla and coffee. Impressive impact on the palate with fine sweet tannins. The aftertaste is again packed with fruit, spices and coffee. A beautifully balanced, eminently quaffable wine. Not devoid of acidity, Patrimo '01 is sure to get better and better.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

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