The Campania red Taurasi 'Naturalis Historia' is a wine that comes from the old Aglianico vines cultivated by Mastroberardino within the Mirabella Eclano estate. It is an important, austere product with a generous nose and a palate of great fullness. A label that, thanks to these peculiarities, has aexcellent susceptibility to ageingthus guaranteeing the ability to present itself impeccably even in seven to eight years' time.
Mastroberardino's 'Naturalis Historia' is a Taurasi made from the pure use of a great red grape variety of southern Italy, Aglianico. The vines, whose age is around 40 years oldThey are rooted in vineyards located approximately 400 metres above sea level, characterised by a sandy loam subsoil. The must macerates on the skins for a long time, fermenting in temperature-controlled steel tanks. This is followed by ageing, which involves a double passage: first 24 months spent slowly maturing in barriques, and then, after bottling, a further 30 months directly in glass, before release.
The Taurasi "Naturalis Historia" presents itself to the eye with an intense ruby colour that is not very penetrating, characterised by slight reflections tending towards garnet. The nose has a rich and abundant profile, where, after the first notes of fruit jam, there is a mix of spicy sensations, also characterised by a slightly more boisé profile. In the mouth it is full-bodied, muscular, with a sip in which freshness and tannicity are well harmonised between them. It closes with an aftertaste characterised by a flavour reminiscent of aromatic herbs. A great product by Mastroberardino, which with this vintage agrees with national and international critics on truly excellent scores; a must-try, to try a great red from southern Italy.