Taurasi Riserva D.O.C.G.

The Taurasi Riserva Hamilton, vintage 2007, is a collector’s wine, produced from a selection of grapes in the vineyard of Montemarano. The name is a tribute to Sir William Hamilton, the British Ambassador that contributed to make Napoli at the end of the 18th century one of the most popular destinations of The Grand Tour. The label was officially presented just in 2014, at the Royal Academy of Arts of London, for the occasion of the party for Di Meo’s 2015 Calendar. Limited edition for 3000 bottles (500 wooden boxes, each with 6 bottles).

Appellation: Taurasi D.O.C.G. Riserva

Grape variety: Aglianico 100%

Production area: Montemarano (AV)

Year of planting: 1993

Altitude: 870 m a.s.l.

Soil composition: mainly clayey, rich in structure

Exposure: North-West

Plant density: 4.000 plants for hectare

Training system: spalliera con potatura a cordone speronato

Average yield: 40 quintals per hectare

Harvest: first decade of November

Vinification: manual harvest of selected bunches in 15 kg baskets, skin maceration, fermentation at around 28°C for 25-30 days, during which pump-ov er and délestages are executed periodically. Following the first racking, a malolactic fermentation is done, then the wine goes to large Slavonian oak casks and French oak barriques for 24 months, with a final ageing in bottle for 12-24 months.

Organoleptic characteristics: luminous ruby red tending toward garnet, it smells of blackberries, mulberry, eucalyptus and humus; at the end, spices and tobacco. Fresh and savoury at the palate, velvety tannins and a final intense recall of ashes.

Recommended pairings: baked duck in orange sauce; crusted beef fillet; Hungarian goulasch soup.

Available formats: 0,75L

Technical data sheet:
92 94
vintage 2009 vintage 2009
96/100   92   93
vintage 2007   vintage 2007   vintage 2007
  annata 2009