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Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico 2008

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Ruby red color. A complete bouquet of cherry jam, sweet spices, licorice, coffee and cacao. Balanced in the mouth; spicy minerality and great persistence.

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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 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Serpico 2005 / Bright purple with aromas of lavender and black raspberry. Medium-full with excellent concentration. Ripe with big oak, balanced acidity and rich tannins. Impressive fruit persistence.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

/ The estate's 2006 Serpico (Aglianico) is a dark, brooding beauty endowed with blueberry jam, graphite, spices, minerals, earthiness and French oak, all of which come to life in a voluptuous, full-bodied style. This racy red possesses gorgeous balance and exceptional length in an international expression of Aglianico.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Serpico 2007 - 92 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2007 Serpico (Anglianico) is soft and seamless in the way it caresses the palate. Velvety tannins frame a core of perfumed red fruit, spices and flowers. The wine reveals gorgeous length and an impeccable, refined finish. Serpico is one of the most refined Aglianicos being made in Italy today... proprietor Antonio Capaldo... boasts an impressive resume, replete with world-class academic credentials and stints with Lazard in Paris and McKinsey in Italy. Despite his background, Capaldo remains humble, eager to learn... all qualities which should serve him very well going forward. Noted agronomist Pierpaolo Sirch oversees the work in the vineyards and cellar.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

/ Give this gorgeous wine a few more years in the bottle so that the evident oak tones become tame and supple. You can count on the wine's aromas of cherry, blackberry and plum to carry it forward. At this young stage, however, those oak shadings are too evident and the wine is in its infancy.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

/ Bright purple with fruit that just jumps out of the glass – aromas of black cherry, black chocolate and vanilla. Medium-full with very good concentration. Great fruit persistence and young tannins. This needs time, as it is a bit astringent on the finish now, but this will round out and drink beautifully for 7-10 years – perhaps a bit longer.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Campania - Southern Italy's Great Wine Promise/ Feudi di San Gregorio winery is a remarkable state-of-art facility on top of a hill, near the village of Sorbo Serpico, close to the town of Avellino. Internationally famous Ricardo Cotarella is Feudi’s wine consultant. Made from Aglianico grapes in three different vineyards, Feudi's Serpico is one of the great, long-lived Aglianico wines of Campania. This wine is very rich and ripe, and has enoumous concentration of fruit.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

/ Smoky aromas of spice and roasted cocoa add depth to the ripe cherry fruit in this wine. It's soft for aglianico; a good match for beef short ribs.


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Ruby red color. A complete bouquet of cherry jam, sweet spices, licorice, coffee and cacao. Balanced in the mouth; spicy minerality and great persistence.

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