Taurasi – the tasting notes


See also Taurasi – ahead of the pack on subzones, and this Mastroberardino vertical back to 1952.

The first part of my blind tasting in Campania earlier in the year was dedicated to the Aglianico of Taurasi producers released either as IGT Campania, DOC Irpinia Campi Taurasini (a zone immediately adjacent to Taurasi and considered similar in style although the area is slightly warmer), or as the very large DOC Irpinia.

This was followed by the recently released 2009s from the DOCG Taurasi. Before we tasted the wines, one of the producers, Luigi Tecce, explained the vintage to...