The Mastroberardino family, leaders in Italian viticulture, are largely responsible for the revival and elevation of Irpinian and Campanian winemaking post-WWII. Their efforts ignited a resurgence in quality red and white wine production in all of Southern Italy. Working primarily with Campania's ancient, native varietals, Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico, Mastroberardino has resuscitated would-be extinct grapes into world-class varieties. This lovely passito wine ready to surprise and delight all those lucky enough to taste it.
The Mastroberardino family has been farming grapes and producing wine since the mid-18th century, dating back 10 generations. The family settled in the town of Atripalda in 1878, in the district of Irpinia covering three DOCG production areas: Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, and Taurasi. In 1968, Antonio bottled three Taurasi Riserva wines, labeling them with specific names within Taurasi, where the grapes were harvested. This concept of the site-specific designation was barely established in Italy at the time; even in Piedmont, commune and single-vineyard wines were in their infancy.
Tasting Notes: Intense yellow in color, aromas of apricot jam, and candied fruits complement undertones of dried dates, figs, and honey. On the palate, this wine is viscous and mouth-filling with good acidity and unquestionable age-worthiness.
Rich aromas of white truffle and oyster shell lead to a pure beam of glazed apricot on the palate of this well-cut sweetie. Bright and mouthwatering, with accents of candied ginger, cardamom, almond biscotti, and salted caramel. Drink now through 2024. 330 cases made, 35 cases imported. - 92 Wine Spectator
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