First produced in 1986, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is the result of painstaking research into the chemical and physical characteristics of the Montemarano vineyard. The idea was to fully understand the environment in which the roots (or "radici" in...
Blend:Aglianico 80%Piedirosso 20%
Terre di Pantelleria
No…..it’s not the 1998 we sold last year. You’ll have to do at least some of the cellaring work yourself, but it’s no less delicious! Aglianico, when grown in Taurasi, Campania’s Ground Zero for the grape, and given...
The Alois family is very well known in the world of silk and tapestry making. In fact, their plant, established in 1885 in Caserta, Campania, has produced tapestries still prominently displayed today in Italian Parliament, the Louvre Museum and even the...
Importer's Note:Radici Taurasi is Mastroberardino's flagship wine. Although first released in 1928, the wine became known as, Radici, which translates as 'roots' in 1986. This classic red is the result of painstaking research into...
James Suckling: 96 Points Included in James Suckling’s Tasting Report: My Top 100 Italian Wines in 2015: #96 Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points Intense aromas of red-skinned berry, fragrant blue flower, Oriental spice and a whiff of graphite take...
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points Made with 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio, this opens with enticing scents of fragrant blue flower, new leather, dark-skinned berry and aromatic herb. The luminous, elegant palate delivers juicy red...
Importer's Note:One of the most compelling wines I have ever had comes from Mount Etna, so it was a bit of a disappointing discovery for me when I realized there are as of yet very few producers making high quality wine on the slopes of the active...
Over the last few months we have tasted several of Italy’s most important white grape varietals - Verdicchio, Friulano, Cortese, Malvasia and Trebbiano- yet, none hold the potential to be considered the country’s most important white varietal...
Romeo del Castello
Romeo del Castello is a breathtaking, ancient estate on the northern slopes of Mount Etna whose top cuvee, Vigo is one of the most soul-stirring reds in all of Italy. The caveat though, Vigo is only produced in top vintages and, as such, is very, very...
Benanti was, along with Passopisciaro, Terre Nere, Ciro Biondi and Girolamo Russo, critically important to success Mt. Etna is experiencing today. In the late 1980s, Dr. Giuseppe Benanti used his life savings to purchase an abandoned plot of 100 year-old...
Importer's Note:The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago, in northern Sicily, constituted by seven volcanic islands. In the southernmost of these little islands, in Vulcano, Paola Lantieri restarted the ancient tradition of cultivating the “Malvasia...
Vittoria is one of the sandiest places on earth to grow vines; to grow anything really. This region is basically a sand dune that has vines planted in it (see picture below). Paolo Cali was a pharmacist-turned-winemaker who brought his meticulous work...