A Perfectly Aged, "Bold, Larger-Than-Life" Campagna Aglianico: 2008 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Aglianico
Some people are born mature, old souls. Others take a while to come into their own, perhaps not until 10 or more years after adulthood. But what’s gained during those years of maturing makes a person complex, confident, refined, and fully themself, and so it is also with some wines. Today’s offer is one of those wines.
The 2008 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Aglianico has matured for 14 years. It’s now fully itself, waiting to be released from the bottle for you to experience its refined complexity and fullness. And yet, you can also keep it for another 5 years or so before opening.
Aglianico is a Southern Italian red wine grape grown mainly in Campania and Basilicata. The grape, and the region, are currently experiencing a wine renaissance. Feudi di San Gregorio is part of that renaissance with a state-of-the-art modern winery built in 2004 surrounded by heritage land, the region’s best vineyards, fruit trees, olive groves, gardens, and woodlands.
Working closely with some of southern Italy’s finest enologists, Feudi Di San Gregorio produces wines that consistently garner international critical acclaim, and this transcendent Aglianico from the historic Dal Re vineyard is definitely one of them.
Wine Enthusiast says it’s a “bold, larger-than-life wine” and also “elegant,” giving it 93 points. James Suckling calls it “refined” and gives it 94 points. And, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate says the 2008 is dark, powerful, and intense, and the Serpico, in general, has “a brilliant track record of repaying patience.”
Fortunately, the time for patience with this wine is over. It’s ready for you now with its cherry jamminess, sweet spices, coffee, and cacao–balanced, matured, elegant, and polished. This ready-to-drink now or hold for about 5 more years Aglianico from one of Campania’s premier estates is at a 27% discount, just $45.99. Don’t let this one pass you by.