The prestigious Forbes magazine promotes the Aglianico Campano, assigning a prominent place, among the great Italian wines, to the Taurasi. Here are the 10 labels chosen by the magazine, considered the best ever
Campania continues to grind important successes in the wine sector and to recover positions in the general classification of the regions with the best wines produced.
This time the recognition comes directly from Forbes, through the pen of Tom Hyland, considered as the ambassador of the Italian Wines in America.
Hyland places the Campanian Taurasi next to Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone della Valpolicella and Brunello di Montalcino. The prominent place belongs to the Irpinia Docg because this red wine is a wine that “not only offers exceptional quality, but can age gracefully for decades”. Features similar to those of the most famous, and cited, competitor.
Forbes writes that “Taurasi is clearly the best expression of Aglianico grapes in Campania, and any discussion about this wine must begin with Mastroberardino . Founded in 1878, it was the producer who for decades represented the wine of Campania throughout the world, and it was precisely their Taurasi that attracted the necessary attention to the region’s wine industry.
And again: ” Antonio Mastroberardino, who has overseen a large amount of replanting and other work in local vineyards since the late 1940s, has produced various types of Taurasi. Its reserves of 1968 have become legends, and today, about fifty years later, this wine – and even some old vintages – is still good “.
Called by a similar magazine, the owner of the family business, Piero Mastroberardino , replied, “needs a lot of patience. Taurasi wines usually start to show their best in 10 or 15 years. Time softens the tannic structure and acidity of the wine, revealing a complexity of fruit and dry floral aromas mixed with spicy smoke flavors “.
Despite the broad consensus, according to Tom Hyland the Taurasi not yet a fair recognition by the market.
According to Antonio Capaldo from Feudi di San Gregorio , however, “the average quality can still improve significantly and producers must cooperate to better understand each sub-production area, as in Barolo”.
THE 10 LABELS CHOSEN BY FORBES
- Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2012
- Feudi di San Gregorio Plan of Montevergine Taurasi 2011
- Antonio Caggiano Taurasi “Vigna Macchia dei Goti” 2013
- Luigi Tecce Taurasi “Poliphemo” 2013
- Contrade de Taurasi 2011
- Donnachiara Taurasi Reserve 2012
- Pietracupa Taurasi 2011
- Terredora Taurasi “Fatica Contadina” 2011
- Tenuta Cavalier Pepe Taurasi “Opera Mia” 2012
- Vinosia Taurasi “Santandrea” 2013