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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina 2008
Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina 2008
(search item no. 106425)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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.

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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.