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Campi Taurasini Doc 2015 De’ Gaeta – LucianoPignataro wineblog

  “Small, young, brave anyway De’ Gaeta is a certified organic winery wisely led by two brothers, Bruno and Salvatore Gaeta; since 2009 it has been working in the Irpinia territory, at Castelvetere sul Calore town, 5 hectares of Aglianico grape variety with the winemaking consultant Vincenzo Mercurio. Aglianico in purity at 500 mt above…

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Cabrì Rosé Vino Spumante di Qualità Brut Azienda I Favati – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Cabrì Rosé Brut of I Favati winery is made with Aglianico grape variety 100% with Martinotti method (…) Typical the scents reminding the minerality and sapidity of the Irpinia soil. A dry sip, sparkling enough, gentle, fresh, soft and caressing. Then it is elegant, seductive and measured. On the palate, it is well dynamic, with…

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Taurasi “Fren” con passaporto americano – LaRepubblica

Stefania Barbot knew that her Fren, meaning ‘soul’ from the ancient Greek, a 2015 Taurasi, went around with a very high outcome: 95/100 by Robert Parker. Since 1982 , His magazine “The Wine Advocate” settles the market. (…) Just this 95/100 rating represents a real diplomatic passport for a red wine that had already come…

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L’anno di Taurasi e Greco l’Irpinia ancora superstar – LaRepubblica

The most high-quality wines of Campania according to L’Espresso guide: at the top of the red wines also ‘Falerno del Massico etichetta bronzo 2013’ of ‘Masseria Felicia’ winery, belonging to Maria Felicia Brini, a good outcome that brings back to ever more demanding winemaker Vincenzo Mercurio. The same that carries to the top among the…

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Schietto Taburno. Nel bicchiere il vero “terroir” – La Stampa

On La Stampa, in the section of Paolo Massobrio, they talk about Fattoria La Rivolta: “Fattoria La Rivolta winery is located at scope of Taburno Mount, giving the name to the DOC appellation. The uniqueness is that Paolo Cotroneo’s wines faithfully express the native wine-growing. They are plain and authentic, with no frills. You can…

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Il Falerno del Massico di Masseria Felicia – Doctor Wine di Daniele Cernilli

“All the Falerno del Massico wines made by Masseria Felicia winery, both reds and whites, distinguish for their lively intensity and longevity. It is located on Monte Massico area, Felicia Brini leads the family business since ita was born in 2000, surrounded by nature not far from the sea (…) the warm winds, the dry…

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Vini di Cantine Barone Nuove annate – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“For many years Cantine Barone’s wines, a winery in conversion to organic farming, tell us pleasing the history of Cilento wine growing. Francesco Barone and Giuseppe Di Fiore, thanks to the professional winemaker Vincenzo Mercurio, are able to produce high quality wines that deserve all the attention possible.” (Enrico Malgi) Seven new vintages as follows:…

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Italy’s Indigenous Varieties, Part One – Forbes.com (Tom Hyland)

On Forbes magazine Tom Hyland  talks about the Italian indigenous varieties such as Aglianico: “Aglianico is the most famous red variety of Campania, and is the principal red variety of Taurasi, one of Italy’s greatest and longest lived red wines. (…)Another excellent example of a rich Aglianico-based red is Aglianico del Taburno, from the province of…

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Premiati da Legambiente i migliori vini biologici e biodinamici d’Italia – agricoltura.legambiente.it

Simbiosi – Beneventano Rosso Igp/Igt 2016 di Fattoria La Rivolta a Torrecuso (Benevento) among the best organic and biodynamic red wines awarded by Legambiente. Moreover, a group of graduate students in Viticulture and Oenology at University of Pisa, evaluated among the organic wines, separated from the official commission, the most appreciated  ones by a young…

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Modello “Ion” porta con classe i suoi 15 gradi – LaRepubblica

ION Campi Taurasini DOC of Stefania Barbot winery: “ION means ‘purple’ from the ancient Greek. It’s up to Vincenzo Mercurio telling the far origin of an earthy  and fume breath in the long finish: the Paternopoli highland, in the province of Avellino, kept ashes from the Vesuvio eruption saving them over the time (…) Stefania…

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