Fontana Galardi - Terra di Lavoro Campania 2014
Fontana Galardi - 'Terra di Lavoro' Campania 2014 (92 TSW)
Like I said, I wanted to give more attention to the wines from Campania. Today one of my favorites.
Galardi 'Terra di Lavoro' is a cuvée of 80% aglianico and 20% piedirosso and comes from the high-quality plot of San Carlo di Sessa Aurunca, located 450 meters above sea level, is maintained according to the Kordon system and is planted with 4,500 vines per hectare is. The selective manual harvest took place at the beginning of October, the fermentation on the husk lasted about 20 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After the wine was separated from the pulp, it matured for 12 months in new barriques of French Nevers and Allier oak.
My tasting notes:
Decanted 3 hours before tasting.
In the glass a deep ruby red color with purple reflections.
On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, dark plums and cassis with well integrated hints of cedar, tobacco, mint and graphite.
On the palate medium+ bodied, round and powerful but so well balanced with lovely powerful tannins and acidity. It’s fresh with complex structure with smoky black cherries, leather and earthy hints. Elegant and persistent finish. A great red wine from Campania, which certainly deserves attention.
The Galardi winery is located on the San Carlo estate, surrounded by beautiful forests on the hills of Sessa Aurunca in northwestern Campania.
The owners of the winery, Luisa Murena, Francesco Catello and Arturo and Dora Cotarella, made it a legendary winery over the past 20 years. Co-responsible for this remarkable success is Riccardo Cotarella, one of the best oenologists in Italy. He is the patron of large old Italian grape varieties, and with the only wine produced here, the legendary "Terra di Lavoro", he pays homage to the indigenous varieties "aglianico" and "piedirosso". The winery has 10 hectares of grape crops, the soil consists almost entirely of volcanic rock and the plots are at an average height of 400 meters above sea level.