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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 1999
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 1999
(search item no. 104778)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Recipient of Italy's coveted "Tre Bicchieri", or 3 Glasses award.

Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, this wine is aged in oak barrels and barriques for 30 months, with an additional aging of 18 months in the bottle to give it a refined and elegant taste.

Deep ruby red in color, this wine gives off a full, complex and intense bouquet redolent of tobacco, cherry, violet and berries. The Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant and persistent, with background notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper. A fine accompaniment to roast meats and 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.