Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato 2005
Other Red Wine from Southern Italy, Italy
Color: Brilliant ruby red.
Bouquet: Intense, rich aroma of red berries and spice
Taste: Soft and balanced, with flavors of cherries and strawberries leading into a smooth finish.
Serving suggestions: Enjoy with red or white meats, pâtés and hard cheeses.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Intense, earthy strawberry aromas with a big dose of cedar. Zesty, focused flavors of raspberry and dust. Crisp finish. "
Feudi di San Gregorio Winery
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. View all Feudi di San Gregorio Wines
About Southern ItalyView a map of Southern Italy wineries Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania
AbruzziKind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi – this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft and often fruity. The best part is that it's also good value and super food-friendly.
PugliaSometimes called Apuglia outside of Italy, the area is known for making wine from the Zinfandel-related Primitivo variety. It sits on the Adriatic coast, facing Greece, and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. A productive wine region, Puglia makes a lot of wine, some of it not so high quality. Luckily, the good wine is exported and is of excellent value.
CampaniaPerhaps better known for the city of Naples than the wine produced, Campania does have a couple of wines worth recognition. First, the white known as Greco di Tufo – an indigenous variety, Greco produces white wine that is dry, with a subtle nutty flavor. The best-known red here is Taurasi, made from the Aglianico grape, producing a wine of distinct color and flavor, with aromas of tar and leather.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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8 ratings, 5 with reviewsMichael Frieri - Irving, TX57/26/2008my family is from the region in Southern Italy where is wine is produced. We visted the winery last October. Feudi di San Gregotio is one of the top producers in the Avellino. Although, wine has produced in Campania, there are only a handful of good wineries that ship to the U.S. The dark red Aglianico grape was brought by the Greeks in Italy about 2,000 years ago.52/3/2009The dark red Aglianico grape have an intense earth taste, for those who like long finish and powerful wine this is a very good choiceLarry Rubin - Norton, MA53/3/2009Save this one for red meat mealAnthony D'Esposito - Valley Village, CA21/15/2009311/27/2012henry sotomayor - Chicago, IL28/11/2011Noah Moss - Longmont, CO45/11/2009For $20, I'd buy this wine again. It is a good example of a medium/lighter bodied red that is well balanced from your nose to stomach. I feel like you need to enjoy this with Italian food to get the best out of it, but I'd drink this any day of the week on its own.211/30/2008Hard time enjoying this. I tried but wasn't able to. I have had good Anglianicos before but this was not up to my recollection of what I had liked about them.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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