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Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico 2014

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Vinography/ The ancient wines of Campania may have been the best known Italian wines in the world, heartily endorsed by the emperors of Rome. When Nero drinks a flagon of your stuff before he torches a city, you know you’ve hit the big time. The orders for Campanian wine aren’t quite rolling in from despots around the world, but if they were, they would be piling up in the mailbox of Feudi di San Gregorio. If you haven’t ever had any wines made from Greco di Tufo, Fiano de Avellino, Falanghina, or Aglianico, I would be hard pressed to recommend a better place to start exploring these and other fantastic Italian varietals than at the competent hands of Feudi di San Gregorio. One of my favorite wines from Italy. I had a chance to taste it recently at a public tasting, so I have a score but no tasting notes:

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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

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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

Vinography/ The ancient wines of Campania may have been the best known Italian wines in the world, heartily endorsed by the emperors of Rome. When Nero drinks a flagon of your stuff before he torches a city, you know you’ve hit the big time. The orders for Campanian wine aren’t quite rolling in from despots around the world, but if they were, they would be piling up in the mailbox of Feudi di San Gregorio. If you haven’t ever had any wines made from Greco di Tufo, Fiano de Avellino, Falanghina, or Aglianico, I would be hard pressed to recommend a better place to start exploring these and other fantastic Italian varietals than at the competent hands of Feudi di San Gregorio. One of my favorite wines from Italy. I had a chance to taste it recently at a public tasting, so I have a score but no tasting notes:


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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

The Globalization of Wine / I defy anyone to show me a more thrilling red wine than Feudi di San Gregorio's 'Serpico,' made from Aglianico grapes grown in Campania.


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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

Wine of the Month / A modern expression of centuries-old traditions, Feudi di San Gregorio is Campania's premier winemaking estate. The 2003 Serpico, made from 100 percent Aglianico di Taurasi, has an intriguing bouquet of cherries, toasted oak and vanilla. Soft, smooth and balanced, it lingers on the palate. Pair this wine with eggplant, veal and lamb.


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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

/ The 2003 Serpico, made from 100 percent Aglianico di Taurasi, has an intriguing bouquet of cherries, toasted oak and vanilla. soft, smooth and balanced, it lingers on the palate.


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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

Serpico 2003 - 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ A beautiful wine: sweet cherry and berry fruit nuances are woven with threads of vanilla, toast and ash. Despite the firm and penetrating mineral element, this wine is actually very plush, soft and round and it delivers long spicy notes on the finish.


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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

The Unique Wines of Campania/ Coming from three different vineyards of old vines, Feudi's Serpico is one of its super-Aglianico wines, with substantial barrique aging. Feudi chooses to age it less than the minimum three years required for DOCG Aglianicos because it wants to emphasize its enormous concentration of fruit. A blockbuster of a wine, very rich and ripe, in the modern style.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

Recommendations/ Intense, almost heady nose, with real power and brooding black fruit. Very dramatic-oodles of weight.


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