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Terredora di Paolo
Taurasi DOCG
Campania

The community of Taurasi is the center of the production of the Aglianicobased red wine of the same name. With ancient origins, this wine has great body and structure, it is dry and austere, with an aromatic vein. The Aglianico grape, of Greek origins, is a speciality of Campania and Basilicata. With its high tannins, acidity and structure is a promise of long life. For this reason the Taurasi is called the “Barolo from the South”. The name “Fatica contadina” honors the “hard work of the farmers”.


Owner: Walter Mastroberardino and his children Paolo and Daniela
Website: www.terredora.com
Winemaker: Paolo Mastroberardino
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Aglianico

Vineyard Location: Lapio and Montemiletto
Orientation: South-Southeast
Elevation: 1,600-2,000 ft
Trellising: Bilateral Guyot
Soil: Calcareous clay

Vinification
Carefully selected grapes are hand-harvested and then macerated for 15-18 days; alcoholic and malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
Aged in small French oak barrels for 18 months; after blending, refined in bottle for an additional 24 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: Pronounced and complex with notes of cherry, wild berries, spicy scents of violet and tobacco with a mineral accent
Flavor: Elegant, smooth, velvety and intense with characteristic hints of plums, black cherries, black pepper and tar; full-bodied and austere on the palate with balanced tannins and acidity
Pairings: Roasted meats, game, spicy dishes, truffles,aged cheeses such as provolone, parmigiano or gorgonzola

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 65-72°F
Production: 26,000 bottles