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Terredora di Paolo Pago Dei Fusi Taurasi 2011

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Deep, ruby red. Ample ripe cherries, sweet spices and plum with notes of tobacco, pepper and tar. Supple and silky on the palate, with concentrated texture mellowed into body richness.

Pairs well with hearty foods such as roasted or braised meats, game, ragout, spicy dishes.

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RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The top-shelf product from Terredora di Paolo, the 2011 Taurasi Pago dei Fusi, shows depth and an important level of sophistication that gives the wine an air of contemplation and care. The experience starts off slowly with dried berry fruit, crème de cassis, spice, smoke and delicate campfire ash. The wine is linear and polished with a steady, careful approach. The tertiary definition is there, but the wine is still going strong and should hold over the course of the next decade.

WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
Pipe tobacco, star anise, baking spice, blue flower, menthol and blackberry aromas are front and center in this fragrant red. On the taut, medium-bodied palate, fine-grained tannins give structure to crushed raspberry, juicy Marasca cherry, licorice and a hint of incense. Drink 2021–2031.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
A fresh, elegant red, with a layer of ground spice underscoring the crushed cherry, cured tobacco, dried fig and fragrant smoke notes. The fine-grained tannins are well-integrated, providing a supple frame as floral and spice accents play on the finish. Drink now through 2027.
D 90

Nicely mature with a complexity of earthy dried fruits and savory notes with a bold structure and soft tannin.

JS 90
James Suckling

Dried plums, walnuts, leather and tobacco take the nose by storm. Full-bodied, drying and earthy with chewy tannins and a cedary finish. Decadent style. Drink from 2021.

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"From a rich and ancient tradition, the passion that animates the present" Terredora Di Paolo is a continuation of the ancient story of Campania, its people and their passion for their land and their winemaking. For us the land is central to our family. It represents our soul and the driving force behind the winery, which is why, year after year, we consider the harvest our greatest treasure. TERREDORA DI PAOLO has been on the forefront of the wine renaissance in Campania since 1978. This is a region that was famous for producing the best wines of the Roman Empire and Terredora Di Paolo is committed to re-establishing it to its former glory. They have been instrumental in reintroducing ancient grape varieties, promoting modern innovation and training the men and women who will be responsible for carrying their vision into the future. Today, with more than 120 hectares of vineyard land, Terredora Di Paolo is Campania’s largest wine producer and vineyard owner, with a worldwide reputation for the quality of its wines. Their commitment to excellence was proven in 1994 when they decided to vinify their own grapes. This decision was prompted by their belief that great wine comes from the balance of natural resources: terrain, varieties used, climate and man’s ability to work with nature.
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A winemaking renaissance is underfoot in Campania as more and more small, artisan and family-run wineries redefine their style with vineyard improvements and cellar upgrades. The region boasts a cool Mediterranean climate with extreme coastal, as well as high elevation mountain terroirs. It is cooler than one might expect in Campania; the region usually sees some of the last harvest dates in Italy.

Just south of Mount Vesuvio, the volcanic and sandy soils create aromatic and fresh reds based on Piedirosso and whites, made from Coda di Volpe and Falanghina. Both reds and whites go by the name, Lacryma Christi, meaning the "tears of Christ." South of Mount Vesuvio, along the Amalfi Coast, the white varieties of Falanghina and Biancolella make fresh, flirty, mineral-driven whites, and the red Piedirosso and Sciasinoso vines, which cling to steeply terraced coastlines, make snappy and ripe red wines.

Farther inland, as hills become mountains, the limestone soil of Irpinia supports the whites Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina and Greco di Tufo as well as the most-respected red of the south, Aglianico. Here the best and most age-worthy examples come from Taurasi.

Farther north and inland near the city of Benevento, the Taburno region also produces Aglianico of note—called Aglianico del Taburno—on alluvial soils. While not boasting the same heft as Taurasi, these are also reliable components of any cellar.

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Making its home in the mountainous southern Italy, Aglianico is a bold red variety that is late to ripen and often spends until November on the vine. It thrives in Campania as the exclusive variety in the age-worthy red wine called Taurasi. Aglianico also has great success in the volcanic soils of Basilicata where it makes the robust, Aglianico del Vulture. Somm Secret—The name “Aglianico” bears striking resemblance to Ellenico, the Italian word for "Greek," but no evidence shows it has Greek ancestry. However, it first appeared in Italy around an ancient Greek colony located in present-day Avellino, Campania.

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