Galardi-Terra-di-Lavoro-IGP-2012

Galardi, Terra di Lavoro IGP, 2012

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.

“From a ten hectare vineyard, the 2012 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro touches on many of the glory points that made this such an important cult wine for Campania. Although 2012 was a hot vintage, this wine shows an impressive sense of balance and elegance. This is especially apparent on the nose where it delivers blasts of dark fruit, balsam herb, tar, licorice and volcanic ash with meticulous precision. The fruit is layered, soft and ripe. In fact, the mouthfeel is the wine’s best asset. Its fine tannins offer enormous structure, but they are soft and yielding at the same time. This is an open and honest expression of Aglianico (80%) and Piedirosso that has only just begun its long evolution.”
Wine Advocate (94 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D7107
Varietal: Aglianico
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Campania
Winery: Galardi
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$86.95
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$1,043.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D7107
Varietal: Aglianico
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Campania
Winery: Galardi

Description

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.

“From a ten hectare vineyard, the 2012 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro touches on many of the glory points that made this such an important cult wine for Campania. Although 2012 was a hot vintage, this wine shows an impressive sense of balance and elegance. This is especially apparent on the nose where it delivers blasts of dark fruit, balsam herb, tar, licorice and volcanic ash with meticulous precision. The fruit is layered, soft and ripe. In fact, the mouthfeel is the wine’s best asset. Its fine tannins offer enormous structure, but they are soft and yielding at the same time. This is an open and honest expression of Aglianico (80%) and Piedirosso that has only just begun its long evolution.”
Wine Advocate (94 points)