Galardi-Terra-di-Lavoro-IGT-2015

Galardi, Terra di Lavoro IGT, 2015

The winery and surrounding hillside vineyards are located at approximately 1300 feet above sea level and benefit from ideal growing conditions, including climate and exposure. The name of their praised icon wine, Terra di Lavoro, which translates to Land of Work, reflects the challenge of cultivating the area’s extremely rocky soil. Yields and overall volume are very low, only a few thousand bottles are produced each year. By focusing on the native varietals Aglianico and Piedirosso, the owners and oenologist Riccardo Cotarella are able to take advantage of the low yields, which enhance the flavor profile and structure of their wines.

“A powerful yet balanced red with glorious dark fruits, sweet tobacco, dark mushroom and flowers. Full body, chewy and rich tannins and a long and powerful finish. Drink in 2019 but already a star.”
James Suckling (96 points)

“The 2015 Terra di Lavoro is a blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso, although you most certainly get herbaceous or pyrazine-driven aromas of green spice and bitter coffee that recall the Cabernet family. Beyond those more pointedly aromatic components, the bouquet offers spice, sweet tobacco, blackberry fruit and dried cherry. The vines are now aged from 16 to 26 years old, and they are located at 450 meters above sea level in the volcanic soils of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano. This was a hot vintage that offers exuberant and opulent fruit, followed by structure and soft tannins. "
Wine Advocate (95 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D7101
Varietal: Aglianico
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Campania
Winery: Galardi
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$67.95
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$815.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D7101
Varietal: Aglianico
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Campania
Winery: Galardi

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The winery and surrounding hillside vineyards are located at approximately 1300 feet above sea level and benefit from ideal growing conditions, including climate and exposure. The name of their praised icon wine, Terra di Lavoro, which translates to Land of Work, reflects the challenge of cultivating the area’s extremely rocky soil. Yields and overall volume are very low, only a few thousand bottles are produced each year. By focusing on the native varietals Aglianico and Piedirosso, the owners and oenologist Riccardo Cotarella are able to take advantage of the low yields, which enhance the flavor profile and structure of their wines.

“A powerful yet balanced red with glorious dark fruits, sweet tobacco, dark mushroom and flowers. Full body, chewy and rich tannins and a long and powerful finish. Drink in 2019 but already a star.”
James Suckling (96 points)

“The 2015 Terra di Lavoro is a blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso, although you most certainly get herbaceous or pyrazine-driven aromas of green spice and bitter coffee that recall the Cabernet family. Beyond those more pointedly aromatic components, the bouquet offers spice, sweet tobacco, blackberry fruit and dried cherry. The vines are now aged from 16 to 26 years old, and they are located at 450 meters above sea level in the volcanic soils of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano. This was a hot vintage that offers exuberant and opulent fruit, followed by structure and soft tannins. "
Wine Advocate (95 points)