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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Galardi Terra di Lavoro 2004
Galardi Terra di Lavoro 2004
(search item no. 106116)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $104.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is deep purple in color with smoky, earthy aromas and hints of tobacco and graphite. Notes of ripe black cherries, cassis, tobacco and leather come through on the palate of this big-structured, full-bodied wine. This iconic wine pairs beautifully with Italian or French pot roasts, filet mignon or aged cuts of beef.

80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso

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About Galardi:

The family-owned Galardi estate produces just one wine and it does so with perfection. Located on volcanic slopes in northwestern Campania, the vineyards are nestled among chestnut groves and benefit from Mediterranean Sea breezes. Terra di Lavoro actually means “land of work” in Italian, a name that has historical roots, but also accurately reflects the difficult volcanic soil composition which results in very low yields. In this challenging environment, Aglianico and its supporting grape Piedirosso produce wines of incredible depth, complexity and elegance.