2015 Quintodecimo Taurasi Vigna Grande Cerzito

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
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A super-premium Aglianico from one of Campania's top labels. The Cerzito comes from a single plot of Aglianico growing in a well-drained slope of rough pumace and volcanic ash lying at 440 metres. Under the care of owner and expert oenologist Luigi Moio, the outstanding raw material from this site is crafted into a red of extraoardinary depth and layering. Volumes are tiny.
$200.00 in mixed 6+ or $220.00 per bottle



Its Origins

Owner Luigi Moio was born into an historical family of winemakers in Campania dating back to 1880. After an extended stay in France studying viticulture and winemaking, Luigi returned to Italy in 1994 and in addition to teaching at the University of Naples, undertook the task of winemaker at various prestigious Italian wineries. The urge to do his own thing and make the highest quality wines possible in his beloved Campania became too strong to resist and in 2001 his dream was realised and Quintodecimo was born. The estate covers 12 hectares of vineyard, centred on the hill of Mirabella Eclano 420 metres above sea level, where they benefit from warm summers and fresh nights. "This grouping of wines from Luigi Moio boasts some of the very best expressions made in Campania today. I cannot exaggerate my admiration for these efforts made by one of Italy's most celebrated professors of viticulture and enology and his family in the Mirabella Eclano subzone of Avellino. Quintodecimo is a benchmark for Campania wines." (Monica Larner)

What The Critics Say

94/100 Vinous, Eric Guido

"In the 2015 Taurasi Riserva Vigna Grande Cerzito I’m finding depths of ripe dark fruit, complemented by spiced orange, sage, and mint, with hints of green olive offset by sweet purple floral tones. On the palate, velvety textures are contrasted by cooling acids, as polished black fruits wash across the senses, leaving a mix of saline-minerals and fine tannin, with an air of violet flowers resonating throughout. The finish is long, packed with masses of ripe blackberry, plum, and sweet herbal tones, but also structured, showing as the intense fruit of the Grande Cerzito slowly fades. The youthful balance - but also cellar potential here - is otherworldly, and although the use of oak is evident, it’s beautifully integrated. My suggestion is to enjoy at least one bottle before losing the rest in your cellar for five or more years." Drink 2025 - 2040

Variety Aglianico
Region Campania
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2025 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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