"Violet, blueberry, stewed-blackberry and dried-herb aromas. Crushed stones too. It’s medium to full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins and a creamy, well-rounded finish. Drink or hold."
91 Points - James Suckling, March 2021
92 Points - Luca Maroni, December 2018
Gold Medal - Berliner Wine Trophy 2021
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Cellaring||Drink Now or Cellar|
|Sweetness Descriptor||XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart|
|Sugar Content (g/L)||5 g/L|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Campania (Italy), Italy (Italy)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Food Pairing||Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$299.88|
Established in 1960, La Guardiense is an important co-op located in the district of Sannio, northeast of Naples in the dramatic landscape of Italy’s Campania province. Strikingly poor in the post war years, the co-op helped lift the region from poverty by providing a reliable market for local growers’ grapes.
Today, La Guardiense has become an environment in which many other local wineries benefit from improved research and resources, with continual investments in improving long-term quality of vine and wine. La Guardiense brought the renowned winemaker and consultant Riccardo Cotarella to the co-op in 2010. Since then, Cotarella has directed vineyard and winemaking to help make La Guardiense one of the most highly-regarded wineries in Campania.