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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Mastroberardino Campania Aglianico 2009
Mastroberardino Campania Aglianico 2009
(search item no. 116787)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby-red with intense aromas of blackberries and wild black cherries, known locally as "le amarene" in Italian. This delightful Aglianico manages to achieve both firm structure and velvety softness on the palate, with flavors of dark berries and minerality that unfold well into the finish.

Pairs beautifully with roasted meats or tomato-based soups and sauces.

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About Mastroberardino:

Mastroberardino is Campania's most renowned winery, established in the 1750s by winemaker Pietro di Mastro Berardino. Pietro was awarded the professional title of 'Mastro' as testament to his skills in quality winemaking, a tradition that has continued uninterrupted for ten generations and one that still continues today. Located in the town of Altripalda, in the ancient region of Irpinia, this family-based firm has long championed the indigenous varieties of this region: Aglianico, Falanghina, Fiano, Piedirosso, Greco and Coda di Volpe. Today, Mastroberardino is universally acknowledged to have been the most important guardian of the ancient winemaking heritage of Campania.