Mastroberardino Naturalis Historia Taurasi DOCG 2003

Red Blends from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $90.00 $76.99
Save $13.01 (14%)
Item No. 106126
  • RP92
  • WE92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

100% Aglianico Intense ruby red in color, with a full, complex and persistent bouquet of violet, berries and chocolate. Naturalis Historia Taurasi has an enveloping warmth, smooth and perfectly structured with a characteristic background of plum, bitter cherry, raspberry and strawberry jam. This wine pairs excellently with game and sophisticated meat courses, as well as highlyflavored, mature cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2003 Taurasi Naturalis Historia is a relatively recent addition to the line-up made from 40-year old vines in the Mirabella vineyard. The Naturalis Historia is a big, opulent wine that reveals tons of varietal character, but with a more modern feel from the use of new French oak barrels. Scorched earth, game, spices, licorice and dark fruit all emerge from this sumptuous, elegant offering. The finish is long, sweet and pure. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023. "
92 Points

"Naturalis Historia is an elegant and refined interpretation of Aglianico with pristine notes of black cherry, plum cake, spice, leather, tobacco and cola. It has a clean, polished feel with lingering mineral tones and softer tannins than your usual Taurasi. It comes in a beautifully embossed bottle that will also appeal to collectors."
92 Points

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Learn About Southern Italy

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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