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  • OK, so I didn't really keep up my weird Wednesday thread that I started ... (Campania) red made from the piedirosso grape.  This pours very dark in the class with just a hint of red brick on the rim.  On the nose there's a good bit of ripe dark black fruit, black plum and prune along with a touch of smoke and leather.  In the mouth there's ple... Read More

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  • We feel that if a geographic area has shown wine excellence throughout a long ... a standalone varietal. Piedirosso: This is Pliny’s “Colombina,” or pigeon varietal, so named for its red feet; that is, red vine stems. Herbal, with aromatic notes of black pepper, mint, rosemary and sage, Piedirosso is best known as a red blending grape, used to... Read More

    From the article Campania Wine: Something Very Old, Something Very New

  • Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso DOC 2005


    Un vino rosso di piacevole beva, ricco di gusto con un intenso sapore di frutta ... carente al naso. Le sue uve (piedirosso) provengono da vigneti posti su terreno vulcanico, molto ricco di cenere. Un vino molto legato al territorio, del resto come disse Plinio "è il terreno e il territorio dove nasce e non l'uva a fare la differenza nei vini Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's ... and Ripoli; and red vines of Piedirosso and Aglianico. Most of the vineyards are trained into Pergolas, a system where vines are grown overhead so you can actually walk underneath the vines and the grapes hang above you as you pass through. This creates a very strenuou... Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... blend of Aglianico and Piedirosso grown in volcanic soils in the hills of northwestern Camapnia, Fattoria Galardi's Terra di Lavora (land of labor) is a intended to be a vin de garde. The wines seldom express overt fruit and tend towards the savory and mine... Read More

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  • Mastroberardino Mastro Rosso 2011


    black cherry on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins.... Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Here I am trying to think of my "Wine of The Year" as well as the runner ups.  I see a lot of forums do this, but it's usually a bunch of impossible to obtain bottles or vintage wines that cost too much for the average person to afford. I find these lists pretty useless, since the best use that anyone could get from a topic like this, is to find... Read More

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  • Mastroberadino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio 2008


    Lighter-style red (Piedirosso grape) from the Naples area - great for beachfront dining! Read More

    Wine review by Mike Madaio

  • Reale Cardamone Rosso IGT Piedirosso-Tintore 07 2007


    deep, rich "port" overtones Read More

    Wine review by earlyapex

  • Some 6 years back I bought 2 bottles of a wine called Camarato from Villa ... ... a mix containing also 20% Piedirosso). Not that I find them around too much, but none the less have found treasure after treasure. Some crap, obviously, too (like burned rubber mostly when it happens) but a lot of seriously great wines. Very foodfriendly, and man... Read More

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