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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Riserva Piano di Montevergine 1999
Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Riserva Piano di Montevergine 1999
(search item no. 83540)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 1999 Taurasi Riserva Piano di Montevergine cranks up the intensity level by many notches with its potent, penetrating raspberry and blackberry nose, mineral and tarry, and a packed, weighty, super-solid palate whose tannins are just beginning to unwind and bring out the underlying velvet of their texture. The wine is beginning to be approachable, but I would suggest drinking it between 2006 and 2020."
-Wine Advocate

"This takes no prisoners..."
-Wine Spectator

100% Old Vine Aglianico di Taurasi.

Intense bouquet of wild fruits underscored by vanilla and spice notes. Full-bodied and balanced, with supple tannins and dark fruit flavors. Well-matched with red meat entrées, fish steaks and hearty casseroles.

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About Feudi di San Gregorio:

A modern expression of a centuries-old tradition of passion and dedication to the land, Feudi di San Gregorio is Campania's premier winemaking estate. Situated in the village of Sorbo Serpico in one of Italy's most exciting and innovative wine regions, Feudi di San Gregorio was established in 1986 in a joint venture between the Ercolino and Capaldo families of Irpinia. The proprietors of this family-run estate have selected the finest vineyards in which to nurture this region's unique, indigenous varietals.

The results have been remarkable – the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio have met time and again with stellar reviews and have garnered international critical acclaim. Owner and winemaker Enzo Ercolino works closely with consultant Riccardo Cotarella, one of Italy's foremost enologists.