Le Ali di Mercurio

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Baldassarre Campania Piedirosso Igp 2016 La Jala – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Cherry red, with purple reflections. On the nose, delicate scents of black cherry, violet, geranium and Mediterranean forest. On the palate a sliding sip, gentle and soft (…) A drinkable wine, not ambitious but careful almost shy since it does not want to appear so much. Anyway it is always characterized by its own identity,…

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Chardonnay Castel del Monte Doc 2016 Masseria Faraona – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“In Italy the Chardonnay is grown with good outcomes everywhere, such as in Puglia where Masseria Faraona at Corato (Bari) produces a considerable quantity of bottles. Here it is the Chardonnay Castel del Monte Doc 2016, lead by the oenologist Vincenzo Mercurio. A limpid straw yellow; to the nose it is complex and surrounding, fruity…

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Greco di Tufo Docg 2016 Tenuta Russo Bruno – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“The charm of small things and of the little but undoubtedly made by excellent workmanship. Just one cultivated vine, therefore a only wine, representative of the Irpinia territory: Greco di Tufo. Just like this, because the young winery Tenuta Russo Bruno, at San Paolo of Tufo, dedicated itself just to Greco, thanks to the help…

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Verginiano Pallagrello Bianco Terre del Volturno Igp 2015 Il Verro – LucianoPignataro wineblog

Verginiano Pallagrello Bianco 2015 Terre del Volturno IGP of Il Verro winery told by Enrico Malgi:  “Il Verro winery, very dear to Cesare Avenia, Stefano Mingione and Cesare Nacca (the founders of the estate), grows only four hectares producing just 20 thousands bottles per year, under the guide of the oenologist Vincenzo Mercurio. Of course,…

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Spaccapietre Castel del Monte Rosso Doc 2016 Masseria Faraona – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Spaccapietre Castel del Monte Rosso Doc 2016 of Masseria Faraona (from Puglia): is a delicate and gentle wine, with the advice of the winemaker Vincenzo Mercurio. It is a blend of Nero di Troia 80% and cabernet sauvignon, grape varieties growing in the Alta Murgia National Park on a soil rich of minerals at 450…

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Pietramara Fiano di Avellino Docg 2016 Azienda Vitivinicola I Favati – LucianoPignataro wineblog

Pietramara Fiano di Avellino Docg 2016 of Cantine I Favati on LucianPignataro wineblog by Enrico Malgi: This Fiano has been awarded by Gambero Rosso guide 2018 as “The Best White Wine of Italy”. 16 hectares at Cesinali in Irpinia, belonging to Piersabino and Giancarlo Favati, and Rosanna Petrozziello (Giancarlo’s wife). They are provided by the…

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Le Ali di Mercurio: Tenuta Sarno 1860 – Lavinium

“Just one label, Maura Sarno made her choice from the beginning, focusing the attention on one three hectares vineyard to have the best expression both of the territory and the vine itself. It is located at Candida in the province of Avellino, at 600 metres above sea level, where the soil is a mixture of…

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Colle Serrone Greco di Tufo Docg 2016 Cantine Di Marzo – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“A winery from Irpinia like Cantine di Marzo, born in 1647 thanks to Scipione who invented the Greco di Tufo, is an example as the wine-growing of Campania has got its roots in the ancient times. Since 2009 the wine estate has been leading by Di Somma’s family, direct descendents of Di Marzo’s. Ferrante and…

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Le Ali di Mercurio: Cantine I Favati – Lavinium

“Once again a winery that is worth knowing, at Cesinali near Avellino (Irpinia), where Rosanna Petrozziello and her husband Giancarlo Favati also with her brother in law Piersabino lead the estate with the cooperation of the winemaker Vincenzo Mercurio (…) This Greco di Tufo Terrantica 2016 is a great Greco di Tufo, it has a…

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Le Ali di Mercurio: Cantine Benvenuto – Lavinium

Calabria region, in the south of Italy is making great strides in the wine-growing field (…) new esates increase more and more, working in an excellent way in different provinces of this region (…) also at Vibo Valentia, the organic estate of the agronomist Giovanni  Celeste Benvenuto, from Abruzzo region but moved to Francavilla Angitola…

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