GRAPE: 100% Taurasi
CITY: Selected vineyards in the provinces of Avellino and
SOIL: Clayey, Calcareous, Volcanic
COLOR: Intense ruby red
NOSE: Red fruits, plum, spicy notes
TASTE: Dry, full bodied, velvety tannins.
2008: 93 points
2010: 92 points
Montesole Taurasi is the purest expression of the centuries-old Vitis Hellenica (i.e. Aglianico grape), autochtonous grape variety grown in ancient Campania felix, as testified in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia, Tito Livio’s Ab urbe condita, High Middle Ages testamentary and duty documentation. Our most precious selection of red grapes comes from very few as well as small-plot vineyards in only 4 villages in Avellino province, a pretty unique terroir in the entire Appellation area. Deep ruby red with garnet reflections meets the eye, prune, wild berries, hints of spice, coffeE and leather lead the way. The velvety palate offers mature blackberry, juicy black cherry, a hint of chocolate while firm, polished tannins provide the framework. Dry, full-bodied sip, intense persistence bring to an end sensorial display. Best suited for roasts, long-cooking game, Italian fresh Tagliatelle pasta with truffles.