2015 Cantina del Taburno Greco (750ml)

Greco from Campania, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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When it comes to the very best in Italian whites, my friends at Vias, coupled with the irresistible bottlings from Leonardo LoCascio's Winebow Group, along with the man himself, Marc de Grazia, deliver uncompromised quality in their classic offerings. Take Broglia, singular in nature in the Gavi territory, their estate was once the ancient Tenuta La Meirana, birthplace of Gavi dating to 972. These hillside plantings return yields of less than one third those allowed by the DOCG regulations, the resulting wines incredibly structured, perfumed, palate pleasing like none other. Or the inimitable Argiolas, who bottles one of my favorite versions of Vermentino; 100% varietal, slightly later harvested for a fuller flavor and aged sur lees for a finish that captivates – undeniable benchmark. There's my friend, Piero Mastroberardino, his family's estate vineyards planted to the most important sites throughout Avellino, with their Falanghina vineyards (within the Sannio appellation) returning an absolutely gushing wine for 2015. Finally, de Grazia's Cantina Taburno, originally established at the turn of the 20th century, their high elevation Greco a dazzling example of what's possible in the hands of such gifted winemakers. A thrilling collection, deserving of the true enthusiast.

91V

Bright, golden-tinged yellow. Mint, tropical fruits and a strong note of anise on the nose. Densely packed but at the same time racy, showing terrific energy and clarity to the flavors of fresh herbs, lime and mango. Finishes lively and with a strong herbal note on the long back end.

91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Sep 2016)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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