Galardi Terra di Lavoro 2012 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Galardi Terra di Lavoro 2012 750ml
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Galardi Terra di Lavoro 2012

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Campania
Brand Galardi

Originally built in 1850, the Galardi farm was restored in 1991, by five cousins aiming to bring the estate to all of its glory. Located in Campania, Galardi is composed of 25 acres planted to local varieties on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Campania is famous for its capital city of Naples, and for the invention of pizza. The Galardi winery and surrounding hillside vineyards are located at approximately 1300 feet above sea level and benefit from ideal growing conditions, including climate and exposure. The name of their praised icon wine, Terra di Lavoro, which translates to Land of Work, reflects the challenge of cultivating the area’s extremely rocky volcanic soil.  

Yields and overall volume are very low (only 2 tons per acre are procured), only a few thousand bottles are produced each year. By focusing on the native varietals Aglianico and Piedirosso, the owners and famed winemaker Riccardo Cotarella are able to take advantage of the low yields, which enhance the flavor profile and structure of their wines. Today Galardi is owned and managed by run by four cousins : Maria Luisa Murena, Arturo and Dora Celentano, and Francesco Catello. They strive to maximize the intrinsic characteristics of native grapes Aglianico and Piedirosso through attentive and careful vineyard management.  


James Suckling
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A tangy and fresh Terra di Lavoro with some clove and spice character. Hot stone and ripe fruit here. This is very tight and chewy. Fresh and bright fruit. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a racy finish. The almond, earth and stone undertones are fascinating. This needs two to three years of bottle age. Try in 2018.

Vinous
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Good full ruby. Captivating aromas of black cherry, cocoa, graphite and sweet spices, subtle notes of dried flowers, and woodsmoke emerging with air. Sweet, plush and seamless; round and full, but with enticing inner-mouth perfume to the saline red berry, cherry and minerally flavors. Finishes very long and suave, with broad, polished tannins and a repeating graphite nuance. This is a beauty. An 80 percent Aglianico and 20 percent Piedirosso blend.

Wine Spectator
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Rich and expressive, with sappy black cherry and currant fruit, a tarry, mineral-tinged underpinning and accents of black licorice drop, wild herb, graphite and mocha, all wrapped around fine-grained tannins. Elegant and supple overall, with a long, aromatic finish. Aglianico. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made.

February 28, 2015
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