2014 Mastroberardino 'Radici' Riserva Taurasi

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Radici translates to “roots,” and this wines roots are in meticulous research on the local grape varieties, terroir, and winemaking practices. Produced from vineyards, with an average age of 20-years, in a historic site in Taurasi. The fruit is harvested in November, vinified and aged for 30 months in French oak barriques and Slavonian casks, followed by a minimum of 36 months in bottle. It's one of our favorite expressions of Aglianico with complex notes of tobacco, mocha, strawberry jam, oak spices, and a whiff of savory herbs. Its robust palate shows additional notes of toasted herbs and scorched orange peel. This is a wine that will make you stand up and take notice of Southern Italy's rich history and exceptional terroir.

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750 ml Bottle


The dark and brooding 2014 Taurasi Riserva Radici is geared for the cellar, yet already thrilling to taste. Here I’m finding a mix of crushed tart cherries, blackberry, and plums, offset by savory herbs, orange rind, and a hint of mocha. On the palate, velvety textures coat the senses, slowly giving way to a complex blend of citrus-tinged dark fruits and saline-minerals, as fine tannin saturates the senses. The finish is long and classically structured, clenching the palate, yet leaving a pretty display of spiced orange and inner florals. There are many years of evolution in store for the 2014 Riserva. The patient consumer will benefit from losing a few bottles in their cellar for at least five to ten years.