Feudi di San Gregorio White Blend Campania IGT Privilegio 2011
Color: Intense straw-yellow with greenish highlights. Aroma: Lovely bouquet of fresh peach and candied orange, with floral and mineral notes; gains further complexity after one year in the bottle, developing notes of hazelnut and resin. Taste: Medium-bodied with tropical fruit flavors, a lively freshness and mineral hints. Serving Suggestions: Enjoy with chicken and turkey entrées, fish and grilled vegetables.
Medium body with pear. Excellent value and uncharacteristic for the region. Very drinkable for all occasions.
First off ... Feudi San di Gregorio is one of my favorite Italian wines. I love the fact that they are 'relatively' unknown and from an (in North America) unheraled region in Italy (Campania). This is a great white wine ... I get grapefruit and peach on the nose. The taste has a bit of tartness, citrus flavors, great acidity and long finish.
Seemed to me a lot like (unfortified) dry sherry. Both as to color and flavor.Same goes for it at room temperature and chilled. Is it possible that I somehow got an inferior bottle?
14 carat gold color, big bouquet with apple, pear, and hazelnut notes, hints of honey; bouquet suggestive of a fruity liqueur or mild cognac. Mild attack, modestly dry with healthy tannins, and volcanic minerals with hints of raisin. Very complex from nose to finish. An excellent wine with pita and humus. Enchanting. 92 out of 100.
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Lovely bouquet of fresh peach and candied orange, with floral and mineral notes; gains further complexity after one year in the bottle, developing notes of hazelnut and resin. Medium-bodied with tropical fruit flavors, a lively freshness and mineral hints.
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 The communes of Candida and Ferrarisi in Campania. 15 – 20-year-old vines are grown between at 1,000 - 1,500 ft above sea level on south and southeastern facing slopes. Grapes are grown with 4,000 – 4,500 vines per hectare in moderately calcareous soil. Grape Varieties Fiano and Falanghina Vinification Grapes are harvested by hand during early to mid-October, when they are overripe and touched with Botrytis (“noble rot”), then dried on straw mats for several months. After a soft press, clarified must is fermented in new Tronçais oak barriques. Color Clear golden yellow Bouquet Scents of pineapple and papaya mingle with honey, figs and white flowers. Taste Rich, sweet and fragrant yet balanced with acidity. Persistent flavors of apricot and mango and a suggestion of mint in the finish. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions This outstanding dessert wine is delicious on its own or with pastries, desserts and fresh fruit.
Privilego 2008 - 90+ points, Wine Advocate/ The 2008 Privilegio is a sweet wine made from late-harvest, botrytised Fiano. Apricots, flowers, mint and tangerine flow from this gracious, mid-weight dessert wine.
Privilego 2008 - 90 points, Wine Spectator/ Juicy and sweet, delivering honeycomb, orange marmalade and floral notes backed by bright acidity. The aftertaste of peach pit and honey lingers.
Privilegio 2013 - 91 Points, Vinous/ Luminous yellow-gold color. Highly expressive aromas of grilled mango, dried apricot, mirabelle, peach skin and exotic smoky spices. Bright, fresh and very sweet on the palate but with plenty of life and precision to its superripe tropical and ripe citrus fruit and sweet cinnamon flavors. Penetrating but harmonious acidity gives this rich, powerful sweet wine a lovely light touch on the long, suave finish. This strikes me as one of the best and most concentrated Privilegios in some time.
Layers of tropical fruit and citrus. Full-bodied with great concentration and a long flavorful finish.
Wine Spectator ReviewDried pineapple with honey aromas follow to a full-bodied palate, very sweet and a long rich, caramel and vanilla aftertaste. Fiano. Drink now.Wine Tasting NotesGrapes are harvested by hand during the first 15 days of November, when they are overripe and touched with botrytis (noble rot), then dried on straw mats for several months. After a soft press, clarified must is fermented in new Troncais oak barriques. The resulting wine remains in the oak a further 18 months prior to bottling and release. Rich, sweet and fragrant, with persistent flavors of apricot and mango and a suggestion of mint in the finish.