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Taurasi is a wine region based on the Aglianico grape, located in Campania in southern Italy. The vineyards are within the high altitude area of Avellino, in soils composed of many elements, most notably limestone and volcanic ash. The wines from Taurasi have a tannic grip and slightly smoky finish unlike other Aglianicos, and this terroir composition is very much a contributing factor.
 
Wine-making has existed in the region for centuries, starting with the Greeks and into the Roman period and beyond. The great Norman Longobard castle still stands in Avellino. Aglianico itself is one of the original Greek-cultivated grapes, sometimes referred to as Ellenico. But Taurasi is very much a modern era wine and its success is specific to a single producer and vintage: Masterberardino 1968. This wine stormed the international scene and propelled the region to DOC status in 1970. It earned the superior DOCG classification in 1993. Bottles of the 1968 vintage still exist, and though rare, are Read more »

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  • Thanks Southern Wine for the last 4-6packs of Taurasi 09.[url=http://www.testking.net/testking-ACMP_6-1.htm]ACMP_6.1 pdf[/url]I hope I get to keep 6 btls. Read More

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  • Thanks Southern Wine for the last 4-6packs of Taurasi 09. I hope I get to keep 6 btls. for Barolo.Mille Gratis Grapes. Read More

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  •   I Agree 100% for  now, Fuedi also has a Taurasi Label for the 2009 I've never seen.^I have 24 Btls ordered for a client. Read More

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Feudi di San Gregorio 2005

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    Un vino dalla foga straordinaria, adatto al lungo invecchiamento che beneficia dell'affinamento in botte. Da uve Aglianico, sembra di bere un pezzo di antica Grecia, infatti aglianico è sinonimo di ellenico. Al naso note balsamiche fresche, marasca, cannella, anice, al gusto un vino austero, con sentori di frutta rossa, visciola, vaniglia. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2006

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    Wine review by Ringworm


  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... ... there was a really great Taurasi, I mean really good but they don't have an importer, a pretty good Brunello, and from Austria some nice blends of Zweigelt and St. Laurent. None imported.Why do I bring that up? Because in Temecula, an hour north of San Diego, th... Read More

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  • Di Meo Taurasi Riserva 1997

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    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi 2007

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    Wine review by rsk334


  • Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi DOCG 2008

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    In the glass, the Taurasi had a bright ruby red color with garnet red reflections. The bouquet consisted of vanilla, caramel, sour cherry, nutmeg and anise. This is not your typical Southern Italian bouquet but these aromas are often found in Aglianico wines like Taurasi DOCG and Aglianico del Vulture DOCG. I wished the wine would have had a few... Read More

    Wine review by vino in love


  • Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici 2007

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    Wine review by ptinmark


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