White, Ready, but will keep

2016 Novaserra, Greco di Tufo, Mastroberardino, Campania

2016 Novaserra, Greco di Tufo, Mastroberardino, Campania

White | Ready, but will keep | Mastroberardino | Code:  48456 | 2016 | Italy > Campania > Taurasi | Greco | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.0 % alcohol

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The Producer

Mastroberardino

Mastroberardino

Founded in the 1750s by Pietro di Mastro (from “Maestro”) Berardino and Campania’s most renowned winery, Mastroberardino is located in the town of Atripalda, on Italy’s west coast. Still family-owned and run, the estate is known not just for the quality of its wines, but for saving Campania’s vinous heritage. The winery has always worked with the region’s traditional grape varieties, such as Aglianico, Fiano, Piedirosso, Greco, Falanghina and Coda di Volpe – even when they were unfashionable.

After local vineyards were ravaged by phylloxera and World War II, many farmers ripped out local vines in favour of higher-yielding varieties. The Mastroberardino family, however, remained committed to the region’s indigenous grapes, and his gradual success eventually convinced others of their worth. Nevertheless, until the early 1990s, Mastroberardino was the only winery working with local varieties.

Today, Mastroberardino works hard to pair varieties with appropriate soils, using the right type of vine training and trellising, and tailoring their winemaking to maximise each grape’s varietal character – rather than masking it.

While they make a range of wines, they are most famous for their Taurasi – hugely age-worthy Aglianico wines. Their top cuvée is “Radici”, a Taurasi Riserva that spends 30 months in oak, then at least 36 months in bottle prior to release.

The Grape

Greco

Greco

Greco, which is unrelated to Greco Bianco, is a late-ripening white grape grown mostly in Campania. The grape is used to make varietal wines around the village of Tufo (Greco di Tufo DOCG), dry, mineral wines that are more textural than aromatic. There are thought to be approximately 800ha planted with the variety.

The Region

Taurasi

Campania’s volcanic soils yield wines of impressive elegance and personality, as demonstrated by an array of compelling indigenous varieties. 

The DOCG wine appellation of Taurasi is located in the region of Irpinia within Campania, which is also home to the prestigious DOCGs; Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and the Irpinia DOC. 

Taurasi is the stronghold of the Aglianico grape, which thrives on vineyards at higher altitudes. The DOCG regulations stipulate that Taurasi wines must be aged a minimum of 3 years prior to release with at least 1 year maturing in wood.  Riserva wines require at least 4 years ageing. The wine blend consists primarily of Aglianico, complemented with up to 15% of Barbera, the little-known but very promising Piedirosso and Sangiovese.

Taurasi is considered as the most ageworthy, complex and structured expression of Aglianico wines.

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