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Terre del Vescovo Campania Aglianico “Marra” 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Great aroma, great flavors and OUTSTANDING firm tannins…we really liked this wine and it was a screaming fantastic bargain. The mouthfeel alone was worth the price
of the wine.

Producer/Winery: Giuseppa Molettieri; Terre del Vescovo; Montemarano, Italy.

Grape Variety: Aglianico.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Taurasi; Campania, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken with mushrooms sauce, mashed potatoes and beets.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, purple/ruby color with LOTS of evenly dispersed course sediment throughout the glass on every pour and a light purple rim. Intoxicating aromas of old dry wood, tar, lots of cherry and boysenberry fruit all mixed with a persistent background of moldy hay. Smooth entry with a very bold mouthfeel, full body and a 40-grit texture. Juicy, ripe boysenberry flavor with glimmers of mineral and peppery spice. Medium acidity, firm tannins that developed lots of grip and a medium-long mouth puckering finish. This was a powerful fruity wine with tannins that had a real kick. Outstanding paired with the grilled chicken and mushroom sauce, but equally good sipping without food. Great aroma, great flavors and OUTSTANDING firm tannins…we really liked this wine and it was a screaming fantastic bargain. The mouthfeel alone was worth the price of the wine.

Terre del Vescovo vineyard
Photo from Terre del Vescovo.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Foil covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 62225 9

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.