2001 Terra di Lavoro Galardi



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Average critic rating : 96.0 points

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The 2001 Terra di Lavoro is a stunning wine that is enjoying a most peaceful and positive evolution today. It delivers a level of complexity and elegance that puts it in a class of its own. The bouquet exhibits tertiary aromas of smoke, ash, licorice, cured meat and dried fruit. Those aromas show a fluid quality that is backed by energy and momentum. Wait a few moments and dried herbs, rosemary and mint rise from the glass. It shows a silky, elongated quality in the mouth with fine tannins and extra long persistency. Given how well this wine is holding up, it still has a long way to go. ||Terra di Lavoro is a wine that helped to put Campania on the enological fast track it enjoys today. This was Campania's first great cult wine since its first year of production in 1994. It has since become a banner for the region. Thanks to this wine and his other projects, consulting winemaker Riccardo Cotarella is an important presence in the region and has done much to cement a style of winemaking that is heavily associated with Campania. Owners Arturo and Dora Celentano tell me that Riccardo helped them set the blend twenty years ago in order to prioritize indigenous grapes (at a time when international grapes were in high fashion). They also wanted to highlight the unique traits of their volcanic soils. Over the years, Campania's wines have changed and evolved. But, Terra di Lavoro has remained true to it origins. This blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso has seen a few problematic vintages over the course of time. The 2009 vintage tasted here shows some distant Band Aid like notes. Yet, the 2001 that I also revisited is absolutely breathtaking. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

Fattoria Galardi is a southern Italian wine producer based in the north west of Campania. The winery is best known for making one wine: Terra di Lavoro, based on the Aglianico grape variety. Under the guidance of esteemed oenologist Riccardo Cotarella, the family owned estate has become a real sensation in the wine world and Terra di Lavoro has emerged as one of the star wines of southern Italy. Campania’s generous heat and volcanic soils produce the deeply concentrated grapes that become this wine. The blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedrosso are bottled unfined and unfiltered before being aged for 12 months in new French oak. The resulting wine is structured, powerful and complex with massive ageing potential. Terra di Lavoro is also a wine that is consistently precise vintage to vintage, often scoring in the 97+ point range from Antonio Galloni and James Suckling.



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