Terredora Taurasi 2008
Red Blends from Southern Italy, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
The Terredora Taurasi displays ruby red color with garnet reflections. Pronounced and complex with notes of cherry, wild berries, spicy scents of violet and tobacco with a mineral accent. Elegant, smooth, velvety and intense with characteristic hints of plums, black cherries, black pepper and tar; full-bodied and austere on the palate with balanced tannins and acidity
"Lots of spicy, dried fruit and black pepper character. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Traditional-style Taurasi. Better in a year or two when the tannins soften."
"Deep red-ruby. Dark plum, redcurrant, tar, tobacco, smoke and minerals on the complex nose. Supple and dense, with excellent precision to its crystallized red berry and mineral flavors thanks to ripe acidity and firm minerality. Very dry and uncompromising, with sophisticated tannins on the long, gripping finish. Outstanding aglianico; just make sure you decant it an hour ahead if you open it anytime soon. "
International Wine Cellar
"This rustic red leads with tobacco and charred herb notes to the firm blackberry and dark currant fruit, giving way to a firm aftertaste of iron and game. Drink now through 2018."
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