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Fiano di Avellino Docg 2017 Erre Tenuta Sarno 1860 – LucianoPignataro wineblog

“Some of the main features: a young and monovarietal (monocultivar) winery, led by a beautiful and great woman from Irpinia together with a skilled winemaker. This is the identikit of Tenuta Sarno 1860 at Candida (Irpinia, Campania region), underlining the quality of Maura Sarno and her winemaking consultant Vincenzo Mercurio and, of course, of their…

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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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Vigna Ortale, il cru gentile firmato da Di Marzo – Corriere del Mezzogiorno

“The gentle family di Somma, especially Ferrante introduced a lots of innovations that took the Di Marzo winery again in the spotlight. Moved by a pure passion, also thanks to the experience of Vincenzo Mercurio winemaker, he streamlined the production of the classic wines from Irpinia, giving a particular attention to the most exemplary wine:…

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Il Fiano di De’ Gaeta: un biologico serio – Corriere della Sera

“De’ Gaeta is among the most interesting wineries from Irpinia (Campania). Under the guidance of Vincenzo Mercurio Salvatore Gaeta, encouraged thanks to his brother Bruno in the passion for winegrowing, is carrying on a project aimed to explore the new potential of the native ampelographic terroir. The innovation also involves organic wine-growing methods both in…

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

Tom Hyland’s journey through the Italian indigenous grape varieties keep on going in this article, where we can read about the Fiano: “Fiano is one of Italy’s greatest white varieties, offering sumptuous aromatics, as well as great complexity. The most celebrated example made from this variety is Fiano di Avellino from the province of Irpinia…

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In vacanza al sud, cinque vini bianchi d’amare questa estate – Larcante.com

On L’Arcante five white wine to pleased the summer, such as Villa Diamante’s (Campania) and Cantine Benvenuto’s (Calabria). Fiano di Avellino Clos d’Haut 2017 of Villa Diamante: A pleasant 2017 vintage, inviting and seductive to the nose (…) the memory of Antoine Gaita never fails to surprise, a white wine with northern features but coming…

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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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ION

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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