Aglianico – Wine Spectator, April 30, 2019
The illustrious magazine Wine Spectator enumerates Terredora Di Paolo in the next publication of April 2019. The journalist Alison Napjus devotes an article to the Aglianico, one of the most representative wines in Southern Italy. She analyses the territorial and organoleptic characteristics of the Aglianico produced in Campania and in Basilicata. Making focus on the Aglianico of Campania, the grapes are cultivated in the heart of the green Irpinia, where the lands are closed and austere, surrounded by the mountains. In Irpinia, the climate is typical of the hinterland, with important thermal excursions and the terroir is varied.
Aglianico offers unique emotions. The wine has a great elegance with tertiary perfumes and chewable tannins. The aromatic profile is intense, characterized by fruity and spicy aromas and notes of licorice. Daniela Mastroberardino, mentioned in the article, interprets the Aglianico as an grumpy wine, almost gruff, full-bodied, with perfumes of red fruits. Aglianico has a vibrating tension and a good ageability. To the palate it denotes great structure, warm and winding, with a seductive tannin and a good minerality.
Terredora Di Paolo, is mentioned in the article with two labels:
- Taurasi Pago dei Fusi 2010, 93 points;
- Taurasi Fatica Contadina2012, 92 points.
In details, Taurasi Pago dei Fusi 2010, site in the vineyard of Pietradefusi, is cultivated to low altitude; the vineyard is vigorous with middle mix of soils, rich of organic substances and minerals. The vintage is excellent, the wine is velvet, full-bodied, with aromas of licoroice and chocolate.
Instead, the Taurasi Fatica Contadina 2012 is produced by the vineyards of Lapio and Montemiletto, that have a strong inclination and clayey-calcareous soils. The vintage is complex but the wine is full-bodied and vigorous, with explosive tannins and notes of red fruits and spices.