RADICI TAURASI DOCG
An example of the best expression of Aglianico, this Taurasi is the main symbol of Irpinia culture and viticulture.
Harvest after harvest, never disappointing expectations, Radici Taurasi preserves the full-bodied structure and elegant personality that has made it famous all over the world.
VINEYARD AND SOIL
Mirabella Eclano, with a South-West exposure and a deep and sandy and well drained soil, and Montemarano with a South-East exposure and a clay soil. The altitude is on average of 400 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with cordon spur pruning system and the density of plantation is on average of 4,000 vines/hectare (about 1,600 vines/acre), until 6,000 (2400 vines/acre) with an yeald of about 5,000 kg/ha (4,460 lbs/acre) and 1.3 kg/vine (2.87 lbs/vine).
AGE OF THE VINEYARD
On average 20 years.
HARVEST PERIOD AND TYPOLOGY
End of October, beginning of November, manual harvest.
VINIFICATION AND REFINING
Vinification with long maceration on the skins at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Refines for 24 months in French oak barriques and Slavonian casks and at least 24 months in the bottle before release.
Deep ruby red.
Full, complex and intense, with notes of cherry, violet, wild berries and a distinctive spicy aroma.
Fascinating and elegant in the mouth. With flavors of plum, black cherry, strawberry and intense spices.
- Mature cheeses, truffles, porcini mushrooms.
- Ragout and dishes with long cooked sauces
- Roasted red meats and spiced dishes
50 years and more.
The Aglianico grape selection for the production of the Radici Taurasi comes from the two estates of Montemarano and Mirabella Eclano.
Montemarano represents a historic site in the Taurasi production, in the southernmost part of the DOCG area. The estate now plays an important role in the cultivation of Aglianico grapes for the production of Radici Taurasi DOCG .
Here extreme thermal excursions and the slower pace of maturation provide the conditions for a late harvest, usually in November, offering grapes richer in tannins and acidity, enhancing the character of longevity. For these reasons, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is able to best express these organoleptic prerogative.
Mirabella Eclano It is the main estate owned by the Mastroberardino family, in the heart of the Taurasi DOCG area.
The epicentre of Aglianico production, research and experimentation, this estate is spread over several hills with different exposures and is dedicated to the production of red grapes on the slopes characterized by soils with a greater presence of organic matter and volcanic matrix, as well as white grape vines in areas where soils contain more limestone and clay.
Soil: clayey with good organic matter content and crushed limeston
Vines cultivated: Aglianico
Plant density (plants/ha): 4.000
Training system: cordone speronato
Altitude: from 500 to 650 meters a.s.l.
Soil: deep, sandy loam texture, volcanic matrix with clay presence in its depths and limestone throughout the profile
Vines cultivated:primarily Aglianico and Falanghina, Greco and Fiano in experimental vineyards.
Plant density (plants/ha): 4,000 (white varieties) to 6,000 (Aglianico)
Training system: Guyot (white varieties) and cordon spur (Aglianico)
Exposure: various slopes, mainly South-West
Altitude: from 350 to 450 meters a.s.l.