Agricola Bellaria’s Taurasi is a 2012 top-notch red wine D.O.C.G.
Agricola Bellaria produces Taurasi wine in the contryside around Montefalcone, in the province of Avellino. This is one of the very few areas approved to cultivate Aglianico, the grape variety from which Taurasi wine is made. Following strict manufactoring standards set by the techinical policies for production and after a six-year-long course, Aglianico grapes gain the tipical Taurasi peculiarities. Origin, features and production techniques needed for the D.O.C.G appellation are attested by a certified quality auditor.
The exceptional nature of Taurasi is linked to the coexistence of different factors like the soil, the weather and the fruitful vineyards on the hills of Irpinia, all situated between 500 and 600 metres high.
Taurasi’s wine production doesn’t exceed the 10 tons per hectare and the maximum grapes yield is a 60% per hectare. Among the best wines in southern Italy, Taurasi is a full-bodied and firmly structured wine with an important content of alcohol that gives an istant warm feeling to the taster.
Taurasi wine is refined in wooden barrels for a twelve-months period. It undergoes different organoleptic processing techniques that lend it its distinctive features and flavour.
Taurasi is then subject to “molecular maceration”, a day-long process where the juice and the peels come in contact under controlled conditions.
The fruity and intense flavour of Taurasi wine is completed by delicious notes of vanilla, licorice and chocolate. At an ideal serving temperature of 16°-18°C, Taurasi wine matches tasty dishes and it’s the perfect wine for elegant dinners. It goes wounderfully with game, firm and seasoned cheeses and red and fatty meats.
The pleasant aroma of Taurasi wine can be more or less intense depending on the content of alcohol. Its typical colore is ruby red with an orangey tinge that become stronger while the wine ages.
The origins of Taurasi wine date back to the pre-Roman era. The Aglianico grape variety, from which Taurasi wine is produced from was called “Hellenic”, or originating in Greece. Taurasi wine was named after “Taurasia”, a little village that was taken over by Romans after they defeated Hirpinis in the 80 a.C. The Romans then mooved here thousands of settlers from Liguria to work in the vineyards.
– Bronze Medal | International Wine Challenge 2015
– Silver Medal | International Wine Challenge 2016
– Silver Medal | Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 (93 Points)
– Due Bicchieri | Gambero Rosso 2016
– Bibenda | 2017
Technical Data Sheet
2500 vines per hectare
MAX. YIELD PER HECTARE
MAX. ALLOWED YIELD
70%-55% at the end of the ageing process
13,5 % vol.
Hilly (400-500 metres a.s.l.)
Espalier – guyot
By hand, in crates, in the first ten days in November
WINE MAKING METODH
De-stemming and light pressing. Inoculation of selected yeasts, controlled temperature maceration at 25-30 °C. Racking off and soft pressing of the pomace, storage in steel tanks until the natural malolactic fermentation. Ageing in 225 l barriques for 18 months. Storage in steel tanks until bottling, refinement in the bottle for at least 6 months.