The Taurasi Riserva 'Radici' from the Campania-based winery Mastrobernardino is an intense, deep red, born in the splendid land of Irpinia. In the coolest and most continental area of Campania, Agliano expresses the best of its potential, with wines that admirably combine elegance and poweraromatic richness and extraordinary longevity. It is these characteristics that make Taurasi one of the most important red wines of our peninsula, capable of giving great emotions. After long ageing in wood, which helps tame its youthful exuberance, Taurasi Riserva reveals an austere and refined charm, with scents of dried flowers, aromatic herbs, red fruit and spices. Its length and complexity of flavour recommend its pairing with stewed red meats or game.
The Taurasi Riserva 'Radici' is one of the most famous bottles from this important and large Irpinia winery. The Mastroberardino family has been dedicated to viticulture since the end of the 19th century and today manages a total of over 250 hectares of vineyards in the Avellino area. Always faithful to the history and traditions of the area, it has had the great merit of believing in the potential of the indigenous grape varieties Aglianico, Fiano, Falanghina and Greco, with great consistency and tenacity. She was one of the most important figures in the rebirth of southern Italian wine thanks to her constant commitment to a continuous quest for quality. Her wines are an authentic expression of the best features of the Irpinia territorya synthesis of history, culture and passion.
Mastrobernardino's 'Radici' Taurasi Riserva is areference label for anyone with a desire to learn about the evolutionary potential of Aglianico. Born out of the desire to create a great red capable of defying time, it is today a wine that has carved out an appreciation for the most demanding enthusiasts. After classic red vinification with maceration on the skins, the wine matures for 30 months in barriques and large oak barrels. It is ruby red in colour with garnet hues. The nose expresses intense aromas of small berries, cherries, nuances of dried flowers, oriental spices and noble woods. The sip is deep, long, with lively tannins and a centre of mouth of good complexity. The finish is fresh and savoury, with a return to spicy sensations.