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    Campania (Italy), Italy (Italy)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

    "The 2007 Terra di Lavoro emerges from the glass with an array of floral red fruit, spices, berries and minerals. It is an especially forward, opulent Terra di Lavoro bursting with exuberance. There is something viscerally thrilling about the 2007, perhaps because Terra di Lavoro is typically so reticent when it is young. Not here. This is an open, wonderfully expressive vintage. The only thing left to wonder is if the wine will ever shut down in bottle. For now, readers who want to understand what makes Terra di Lavoro such a pedigreed wine may want to start here. Readers who prefer a firmer style will likely gravitate towards the 2006 or 2008, but this is a flat-out great bottle of wine with an explosive personality that carries through to the long, intensely satisfying finish. In 2007 the weather was consistently hot, but the 2007 doesn’t show the jamminess of the 2003 nor the sheer power of the 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032."

    97 points - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, Aug 2010

    99 points - Veronelli Guide 2010

    Tre Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso 2010

    5 Grappoli - Bibenda 2010

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Originally developed but no longer common in Greece, Aglianico grapes are cultivated in the Campania and Basillicata regions of Italy. Sometimes described as a black or a deep red grape, it does well in warmer climates. In recent decades, wineries in California and parts of Australia have begun to cultivate it. Along with a warm climate, the Aglianico does well in soil that is rich in nutrients. Volcanic soil provides the optimum setting for the growth of the vines and the production of the highest quality of fruit. This grape can be used as a stand-alone option for wine or mixed with other types of grapes or fruit. Some of the more popular options include the use of plums and cherries. In terms of taste, the grape is high in tannins and acid. This makes the grape an eclectic mix of tart and sweet. When prepared for use in wine, the result is a deep red that ages well and is ideal for serving at dinner or as something nice for a friendly chat with friends.