Terre del Principato - Issàra-Taurasi - red
Issàra Taurasi from Terre del Principato is produced by Aglianico grapes. The aglianico varietal has a very long history and came to Italy via the ancient Greeks. Today it's a classic varietal in the Irpinia wine district. The grapes grow at 200-300 meters above sea, around tha Taurasi hills and at Alta Valle del Calore in the municipality of Montemarano located in the Irpinia district. The vinification is traditional with long maceration. The final wine is aged two years in oak barrels before being bottled.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Campania
- Grape variety : Aglianico
- Classification : DOCG Taurasi
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2010
- Alcohol degree : 14.5%
- Storage potential : 5-7 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Terre del Principato was founded by the La Marca family, a Neapolitan wienmaker family. Michele and later his son Giovanni, have created the winery and it's the son Giovanni who created the name Terre Del Principo that refers to the Principato Ultra province, which was part of the Neapolitan kingdom in the 1200s. The vineyard is today situated in Parolise, right in the heart of the Irpinia wine district.
An intense ruby red color with orange hues. The nose is complex with a mixture of red fruits, floral hints of roses and violets as well as spicy notes of cocoa and black pepper. A warm and soft palate with present tannins. Mainly hints of red berries, cherries and licorice. To serve lightly chilled with grilled meat or a meat stew.