Taurasi DOCG 2003
The Vesevo estate is located in the high, mountainous area of Avellino, in the Irpinian hills of Campania. Known as the 'Switzerland of the South', Avellino is potentially one of Italy`s most exciting wine producing areas. he vineyards are situated at between 450-700m above sea level, and are subject to a constant cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. Over the centuries, this same breeze has blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character. The flavours obtained in the vineyard are then preserved in the winery by Marco Flacco. The white wines are fermented at New Zealand temperatures (13-14°C), resulting in much purer flavours being captured in the wine, and are definitive examples of their varieties. The Aglianico, from the warmer area of Benevento, is a fine and affordable example of one of Italy’s greatest grapes. The Taurasi is in a class of its own, as was attested to by the awards it has won in recent years. This wine is deep red in colour, with intense aromas of red berries. The wine is beautifully poised on the palate, with a nice oak balance and a wonderful freshness. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine 91 points and says, "The estate's 2003 Taurasi is a sumptuous, full-bodied version of Campania's most famous wine. This plump, generous Taurasi is loaded with dark fruit, French oak and sweet spices. With time in the glass the wine's inner perfume emerges, and I sense that with a slightly more subtle use of oak, the wine could very well reach another level. The raw materials certainly seem to be there. For now, this remains a juicy style of Taurasi that is probably best enjoyed on the young side while the fruit remains vibrant. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015. Vesevo is a terrific source for delicious wines made in a soft, silky style."
External Reviews for Taurasi DOCG
Von tiefer kirschroter Farbe enthüllt er ein intensives Aroma von reifen Früchten. Dezente Noten von Tabak und Veilchen runden den ersten Eindruck ab. Im Gaumen von unglaublicher Präsenz und Ausdauer, mit schön integrierten Tanninen.
Purpurrot, leicht aufgehellter Rand. Schwarzbeeriges Bouquet, auch Pflaumen und eine feine Mentholnote zeigen sich, nach und nach auch Kakaonoten und eine feinduftige Würze. Sehr konzentrierter, saftiger Gaumen mit einer schönen Brombeerfrucht, von Lakritze begleitet, leicht trocknende Gerbstoffe, voluminöser, kraftvoller Abgang.