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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 1994
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 1994
(search item no. 14806)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $33.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the two thousand year history of the Aglianico grape, Taurasi, the wine of the "vigne opime" of ald Taurasia mentioned by Livy, has a special place. Radici, which was produced for the first time in 1986, is the result of painstaking research into exposure, chemical and physical characteristics of terroir, and topography. Made from 100% Aglianico, Radici Taurasi has a strong personality typical of Irpinian viticulture.

This ruby red wine has a full, intense and complex bouquet consisting of violet and berries. Enveloping the mouth, it has persistent and elegant notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper. Radici Taurasi pairs well with roasted meats, larger game, spiced dishes or truffle and mature cheeses.

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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.