Category Archives: Taurasi

Tasted at Vinitaly: Mastroberardino

This spring Pietro Mastroberardino organized a historic Taurasi vertical extending not quite to prehistory, but well into the mists of time. I was alas unable to attend, and was therefore forced to enjoy it vicariously, via Luciano Pignataro’s wonderful description … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Time as an absolute value in wine – A 2006-1952 Taurasi Mastroberardino Vertical

By Luciano Pignataro “There are many different interpretations of Irpinia’s soil and its viticulture, but for us it is important to keep the helm steady, pointed towards the origin from which our story began.” This was the sense of the … Continue reading

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Taurasi & Aglianico: The 1990s and 2000s

Of Italy’s noble red varietals, Aglianico is one of the oldest; a Sommelier I talked to a number of years ago at Vinitaly told me it has been cultivated for so long its origins are hazy, but historians think it … Continue reading

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