irpina coda di volpe d.o.c.

le starse

This ancient native local vine was rediscovered after years of careful observation, Coda di Volpe is produced in our vineyards in Gesualdo and testifies to the incessant work of recovery and innovation that Terredora undertakes to promote winegrowing in Irpinia. The name chosen for this wine - Le Starse – recalls “le starsete, the old, traditional farming systems in the area supported by stakes or trees; depending on the specific needs of the farmer, the vines were arranged around an imaginary four-sided figure, at least 2 meters high, and seemed to form an open-air environment ideal for hosting other crops. A traditional name for a vine that today is grown using specialist farming systems to produce a wine that enhances the freshness and minerality - the distinctive characteristics of Coda di Volpe - with the utmost clarity.

about wine

Grape Variety: 100 % Coda di Volpe.

Production Area: family-owned vineyards in Gesualdo.

Winemaking: the grapes are harvested at the beginning of October, then vinified with cold maceration on the skins; fermentation and brief aging in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures before bottling. Bottled young to maintain freshness.

Tasting Notes: pale yellow color, with greenish reflections. The bouquet highlights rich and intense scents of fruits and flowers. Fresh and soft on the palate, with flavors of citrus fruits and quince.

Food Pairings: a very food-friendly wine, it goes well with fresh pasta, fresh summer salads and light dishes.

Best served at 10°C.

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press review

2019: 91 points -, Nov 24, 2020

2018: 90 points - Vinous, Jan 2022

2018: 88 points -, Sep 2019

2016: 92 points -, Oct 2017

2015: 88 points - Vinous, Nov 2016

2014: 90 points – Vinous, Sep 2015

2013: 87 points – Wine Enthusiast, Online Sept 2014

2011: 92 points – The County Vintner

2010: SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

2010: BRONZE – International Wine Challenge 2011

2009: 90 points – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Aug 2010

2008: 90 points - Wine Spectator, Jul 31st, 2009

2008: Commended - The International Wine Challenge 2009


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