Avellino, Campania

I Pentri

Flora Beneventano Falanghina 2021

Was pretty skeptical when I saw this was 14.5% - but really quite good. Lots of white fruit / sweet nuts / white grapefruit. Pretty savory and great acid on the finish. Full bodied. Nice value. Still would prefer it to be 12.5% but can’t argue overall. — 8 days ago

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Ciro Picariello

Fiano di Avellino

Beautiful. Fragrant, lush, crisp. Notes of fresh water (not salty) with a clean lingering finish. — 2 months ago

Azienda Agricola Montevetrano

Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato 2015

Three glasses that are a humble reminder that the drinker plays a role. Glass 1 is heavily aerated and I had a bite of spinach 2-3 bites ago, shows thin, harsh tannins and is borderline undrinkable. Glass 2 is not aerated, shows toasty wood, dark fruit, cassis, like a modern super-campanian well made but without too much tipicity. Glass 3 finally reveals some Aglianico character: muscular, herbal, earthy with the slightest touch of barnyard brett and a mint-tarragon finish signaling ripe pyrozines. Tannins are slightly more approachable now, best of the three. Short-lived bottle and still not a fan of the cab elements, but undeniably well made — 3 months ago

Tom liked this

Feudi di San Gregorio

Piano di Montevergine Taurasi Aglianico 2013

Good, chunky wine that's terroir driven. Lot of life left. — a month ago

Feudi di San Gregorio

Serpico Irpinia Aglianico 2003

Finally, this wine got into the zone.
The savory austerity and rugged masculinity melted into the wine to reveal a lovely balanced (and maybe even elegant) beauty.
— 2 months ago

Peter, Hans and 8 others liked this
David Koenen

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En lekker onder ’t dekentje!

Mastroberardino

Radici Riserva Taurasi Aglianico 2007

Noir dense riche voir exhuberant
Cerise noire et terrien en même temps
Ouvert mais l air lui fait un bien fou
— 2 months ago

Anthony and Serge liked this

Feudi di San Gregorio

Sannio Falanghina 2021

Falanghina is fun to share with wine novices and experts alike as they are slightly off the beaten track and utterly delicious. Golden yellow with a zesty, bitter salted almond note on the palate, they are voluptuous, not losing track of that sharp salinity, though. Very alive, bringing in under rich white peach and herbal notes to the mix, finishing floral with that almond note recurring. — a month ago

Bob, Tom and 8 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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I love Falanghina. Very Mediterranean
Ellen Clifford

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@Bob McDonald one of my favorite under the radar wines!

Azienda Agricola Quintodecimo

Exultet Fiano di Avellino 2021

Starts with lots of mineral and citrus notes, crisp all the way through. Paired to perfection with Branzino. — 2 months ago

Mastroberardino

Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2015

Classic wine from a classic producer. Another stellar vintage of this outstanding wine! Dark ruby color with a slight garnet rim. Starts out a bit tight but opens beautifully. Aromas of black cherry/plum with hints of dried rose petals, rosemary, chai spices and garrigue. Palate shows more cooked black cherries and plums with notes of bay leaves and baker’s chocolate. Touches of dried earth, minerals and smoke on the long and luxurious finish. Full bodied and noticeable tannins that will continue to soften with time. Beautifully balanced. Stellar! Nice selection, Keith S! — 3 months ago

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