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Taurasi “Terzotratto”

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Taurasi “Terzotratto”

Taurasi is an historic town which is located in the region of Sannio in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.  Taurasi and Taurasi Riserva wines are still, red wines based principally on the Aglianico grape (small percentages of Barbera and Piedirosso are allowed). Taurasi received the DOCG status in 1993. The DOCG rules of Taurasi require a minimum 85% Aglianico. I Favati uses 100% Aglianico, this gives Terzotratto a pure style and is a true expression of Aglianico from this great terroir.

Appellation: Taurasi DOCG.

Type: Red, dry

Varietal: 100% Aglianico d’Irpinia

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep, dark garnet.
Bouquet: Concentrated aromas of rasberry, black cherry, anise, and tar.
Taste: In the mouth there is a fulness of raspberry, blackberry, minerals, you will also find a light touch of barrel but not overly vanilla.. The wine is full-to-medium bodied, velvety in texture, and there are lovely berry notes overlaying the fine, persistent tannins on the lengthy finish.
Alcohol: 14%.
Serving Suggestions: Serve at 15 C° (60º F). Serve in a large Bordeaux glass.
Food Pairing: Grilled steak, roasts, barbecued meats, meat-stuffed pastas in brown sauces, rich and hearty stews, and dry cheeses.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Venticano - San Mango in the province of Avelllino.
Elevation: 450-500 meters (1,380) above sea level.
Training System: Guyot.
Soil: Clay/Limestone Marl and volcanic soil.
Production per Hectare: 8,000 kg (about 3.2 tons per acre).  

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: By hand in early November.
Vinification: Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
Aging: Over three years in oak. The DOCG regulations for Taurasi only require a minimum of three years prior to release with only one of those years being in wood.



2005 Taurasi Terzotratto – 87 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (#178 Aug 2008)
“The estate's 2005 Aglianico Terre Taurasine bursts from the glass with an exciting array of ripe dark fruit, iron, game and French oak. At first the aromatics aren't perfectly clean, but many of the imperfections blow off with air. Although a little on the rustic side, this Aglianico possesses remarkable depth in its fruit, with serious length and a long, resonating finish.” ~A.G.