This Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva is from the heart of the DOCG Taurasi in Irpinia , with only Aglianico grapes harvested exclusively by hand, you get the Taurasi Radici di Mastrobernardino . After a long maceration on the skins there are 24 months of aging in oak barrels, followed by bottling.
Red Ruby, the nose opens with hints of cherry, berries and a thin spice. On the palate we find it with a sensation of cherry, strawberries and plum. Very enveloping, with a decidedly robust body.
A dry and aromatic red, with accents of cured tobacco and pencil shavings to the flavors of baked raspberry, licorice snap and tarry smoke. Well-knit and balanced, this is full-bodied, with dense tannins firming the finish. Give this some time in the cellar to shine.” Wine Spectator, April ’17