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2015 Villa Raiano Taurasi

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April 21, 2024 - $36



93The Wine Advocate

Exuberant and packed with lots of sweet, rich fruit, the Villa Raiano 2015 Taurasi stands aside for its concentration and deep layering. At the wine's core, you'll find generous tones of blackberry and dark plum; however, the wine's bouquet is nicely amplified by spice and integrated toast...

91Wine Spectator

Fragrant wafts of tobacco and sandalwood add complexity to the flavors of dried cherry and smoky mineral on display in this fresh, medium- to full-bodied red. Well-knit tannins emerge on the chewy finish.


Italy, Campania, Taurasi

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.