About the Wine
“Larger-than-Life Wine”, “Very Reserved and Refined”, “Powerful and Intense” are some of the reviews that 2008 Feudi San Gregorio "Serpico" Aglianico has received by James Suckling, Robert Parker, and Wine Enthusiast. If the most praised wine critics in the world love this wine, trust me, you will do too!
Over the past 20 years or more, Feudi di San Gregorio, in southern Italy’s Campania region, has played a leading role in fostering a winemaking revolution that extends across southern Italy and has led to a remarkable resurgence of regional wine industries. Throughout its short yet prolific history, the estate’s proprietors have cultivated Campania & Apulia’s finest vineyards and worked closely with some of Italy’s best enologists. The results have been remarkable — the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio meet time and again with stellar reviews and consistently garner international critical acclaim.
This highly acclaimed winery Encourages us to rediscover the identity of Mediterranean flavors through indigenous grapes that reach their full potential with their modern winemaking approach. Serpico is an Aglianico from their historic “Dal Re” vineyard.
Aging: 18 months in new French Oak
Tasting notes:Red Wine. 100% Aglianico. Ruby red color. A complete bouquet of cherry jam, sweet spices, licorice, coffee and cacao. Balanced in the mouth; spicy minerality and great persistence. Excellent with roasted red meats, the finest poultry, game and aged cheeses.
A balanced and delicious red now with plum and light clove character. Hints of volcanic ash. Full body, soft tannins, and a fruity finish. Very reserved and refined. Firmness at the end. Drink now or hold. ~94 James Suckling.
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. ~93 Wine Enthusiast.
The 2008 Serpico (Aglianico) is dark, powerful, and intense. Black cherries, tar, asphalt, and menthol are some of the nuances that emerge from this vibrant, tightly coiled Serpico. The 2008 will require cellaring, but the wine has a brilliant track record of repaying patience. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026 ~92 Wine Advocate.
The dark and brooding flavors of brambly berry, underbrush, aged balsamic vinegar, and black licorice are underscored by a rich note of tarry smoke in this burly red. The muscular tannins clamp down on the finish. ~91 Wine Spectator.
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