Taurasi (2009)

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Aglianico
Region: Campania, Italy
Appellation: Taurasi
Producer: Petilia


Taurasi DOCG Vineyard

3 Ha in Altavilla Irpina, 20 to 30 year old vines, 500 mt asl, 5.000 vines x Ha., thin clayey topsoil over a block of compact limestone. Espalier training-system. 100% Aglianico. WINEMAKING: Grapes are handpicked the third week of October and fermented into red wine in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature with ambient yeasts; maceration last for 2 weeks. The wine ages for 24 months in Slavonia oak casks (20 to 50 Hl)

Petilia is a family-run winery settled by Teresa and Roberto Bruno in the mid 1980′s, situated in Irpinia, the mountainous region in mainland Campania where two of the finest white wine appellations of Italy are grown – Fiano di Avellino Doc and Greco di Tufo Docg – as well as the famous red wine Taurasi Docg.

Teresa and Roberto Bruno are committed to quality viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking, and vintage after vintage they succeed at bottling brightly perfumed, savory Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. There is tangible levity, even ripeness and cool mineral cut in these genuine, unoaked white wines.