October 18, 2019
A Note from Sergio
The late, great Antonio Mastroberardino single-handedly brought the indigenous Aglianico back from the brink of extinction; his finesse with creating a gorgeous mono-varietal wine from that dark grape cemented his legacy (his sons Piero and Carlo carry on his traditions) and brought the wines of Campania into the collective wine consciousness. Antonio was a visionary man, Mastroberardino is a visionary estate, and the wine world was irrevocably changed when the estate released its watershed 1968 Taurasi. With that wine, the world recognized Campania, Aglianico and Mastroberardino as major players. Some people like to call Aglianico the "Nebbiolo of the South" and its best-known wine, Taurasi, the "Barolo of the South," but I prefer appreciating the grape and its wines on their own terms.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Today, I'm very proud to debut a great Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici bottling, the powerful, silky, juicy, and structured 2012 Riserva. "Radici" means "roots," and in the Eighties, Mastroberardino added the word to the wine's name, a nod to indicate the importance this Taurasi holds for Mastroberardino. Today's 2012 Taurasi Radici Riserva is sleek but feral; it's a massive--and massively delicious--wine that will age gorgeously. Priced at less than $65 a bottle, this Taurasi Radici Riserva bottling is a terrific choice to buy by the case because you'll want to experience it as it evolves year by delectable year.
Finally, October sees IWM's 20th anniversary--this Halloween, come and raise a glass with our portfolio managers, some special guests, and me!
1. Time Sensitive Offer: Must-Have Big Red from Mastroberardino
2. Anniversary Event: IWM's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
3. Wine Events: Upcoming October / November Wine Tasting Events