Radici Taurasi Riserva DOCG 2012

First produced in 1986, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is the result of painstaking research into the chemical and physical characteristics of the Montemarano vineyard.  The idea was to fully understand the environment in which the roots (or "radici" in Italian) grow.  This wine is made from 100% Aglianico grapes and is aged in oak for 30 months, with an additional aging of 42 months in the bottle to give it a refined and elegant taste.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, complex and intense aromas of black fruits and tobacco complement undertones of cherries and plum skins. On the palate, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant, and persistent, with a long finish of blueberries and mulberries.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with paccheri with ragu alla napoletana, pork shoulder with chestnuts and olives, and meatballs braised in tomato sauce.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Montemarano vineyard
Vineyard size
7.5 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,650 feet
Vines/acre
1,600
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southern
Harvest time
November
First vintage of this wine
1986
Bottles produced of this wine
13,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Aglianico
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New and Ten years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
72-73 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
22-23
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Casks
Length of bottle aging
42 months
Size of aging container
225L and 47HL
Type of oak
French and Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
30 months

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