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2008 Galardi Terra di Lavoro

Light capsule condition issue

ITEM 8467956 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
miall $60 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8518300 2 $60 Nov 6, 2022
I8467956 1 $60 Oct 2, 2022
I8331641 1 $60 Jul 17, 2022
I8331510 1 $66 Jul 17, 2022
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3 BicchieriGambero Rosso

97+ The Wine Advocate

...a legend in the making... ...fabulously ripe, rich and seductive wine endowed with beautifully articulated dark plums, ash, leather, licorice, all of which meld together in an explosive, utterly thrilling display of class and elegance...

90Vinous / IWC

...Very ripe aromas of blackcurrant, balsamic plum, mocha and scorched earth. Sweet, plush and creamy on entry...tannic in the middle...plenty of ripe black fruit and chocolate flavors. Finishes moderately long, with soft, ripe tannins.



Galardi is a 25-acre estate in the Campania region of southern Italy. Founded by a quartet of cousins in 1991, it has already achieved cult status for its highly individualistic and complex wine, which is a blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso. The wine’s distinctive character comes partly from the volcanic soil of its hilltop vineyards. Called Terra di Lavoro, or “land of work,” the wine routinely wins the highest rating of 3 glasses from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called past vintages “absolutely amazing” and “profoundly complex.” About 25,000 bottles are produced annually.


Italy, Campania

Campania is on the southeastern coast of Italy, and the city of Naples is its commercial and cultural capital. Wine has always been produced in this hard-scrabble region, though the quality of those wines has traditionally not matched the wine quality elsewhere in Italy. Rich volcanic soils mean that the region easily grows everything from citrus and artichokes to nuts, and growing wine grapes has not been a priority historically. However in the last couple of decades forward-thinking producers and vineyard owners have focused on improving both their wines and Campania’s winemaking reputation, and the results are noteworthy. Campania was awarded its first DOCG appellation in 1991. It is the Taurasi DOCG, which grows primarily Aglianico, a native grape that can produce big, concentrated, complex red wines with layers of earthy flavors. There are 101,000 acres of vineyards in Campania, making it Italy’s ninth largest wine producing region, though only 2.8% of those vineyards are in DOC appellations. Nevertheless several excellent large producers and numerous boutique producers are now crafting well-reviewed red and white wines, all mostly from indigenous grapes. Besides Aglianico, the other most frequently planted red wine grapes are Coda de Volpe and Pedirosso. White grapes planted are Falanghina, Fiano and Greco. There are 18 DOCs in Campania.