Complexity is the key in this Aglianico-Merlot blend. A hefty richness from the Aglianico combines with a velvety softness from the Merlot, which also supports the midpalate. Flavors of fresh blackberries executed in a modern style couple with dried spices and smoke. Editors’ Choice.
Here’s a southern Italian red with Barolo-like austerity: elegant notes of small berry fruit are seamlessly folded within layers of slate roof, ash, graphite, licorice and fine expressions rendered by volcanic soils and 18 months of oak aging. It really comes alive in the mouth, where the wine delivers power, concentration and a very long-lasting finish. This is…
Serpico is a bold, larger-than-life wine, with beautiful aromatic intensity and notes of black fruit, espresso and crushed granite. Some 18 months of oak aging adds elements of dark spice and smoke; and the wine shows firm tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel. It’s very elegant and should withstand many more years of cellar aging.
This is a lovely expression of Aglianico with deep and penetrating renderings of black cherry, vanilla, spice, black mineral and espresso bean. It’s modern and seductive with tight tannins and great length: A surprise hit from a winery unknown outside of Italy that can be held in your cellar for 5–10 years.
Serpico is a beautiful but also modern expression of Aglianico (the grapes come from ancient vines in the Taurasi area) that opens with dark notes of blackberry, crushed stone, chocolate, rum cake, licorice and cola. The mouthfeel is smooth, firm and very rich.
As its name implies, Don Generous doles out opulence and aromatic intensity, lingering long on the nose and palate. This is a smoky, masculine expression, with notes of lead pencil, slate, prune, cassis and spice. It delivers the essences of volcanic soil with dry and firm tannins at the back.
The two grapes that represent the pride of southern Italian winemaking—Fiano and Greco—are blended here to produce a creamy, rich white wine that will pair well with steamed lobster or crab. Beautifully balanced sensations of acidity and spice appear on the long finish.
A precious passito dessert wine made partly from Fiano, this is redolent of honey, candied fruit and sweet almond. The palate is creamy and soft, with a sweet apricot overtone and a touch of fresh acidity.