> Had fantastic wine this week. Never have had a Taurasi before.
> I guess this is Italian wine from Campania region? Unusual grape and
> flavor. very rustic but very nice.
> I guess there is more to life than your typical grapes.
> My best friends family ownes this vineyard and suggest I give a try.
> Really nice stuff. Anyone here have experience with Taurasi Reservas and
> can you suggest other producers. This is the only one I have tried.
> Had with Lamb Chops and wild mushroom risoto.
I have had several bottles of Taurasi from Mastroberardino over the
years including their 1985 Reserva, and all have been very good to
outstanding. The house has now split into two parts, - M and Terredora,
with few changes. The Radici is considered the best by many. Other good
sources include Feudi di San Gregorio, Gaggiano, Molettieri, and Villa
Rainno. most good Taurasi from the early to mid 1990s is drinking well
now. The better examples often are rather tannic when young and often
need quite a while to round out, depending on your taste.
The white wines Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino from
Mastroberardino often are very good and are worth a try.
If you like Taurasi, you should try Aglianico di Vulture from a good
producer such as Donato d'Angelo. This also is a big, firm red that can
take considerable age, especially a reserva from a good year. The
better early to mid 90's are often very good now.