Issue Feb 29, 2012 - Superfresh, mixing red and blue fruits on a medium-bodied frame. Hints of mineral, wild herb and ash fill in the juicy finish. Aglianico, Piedirosso and Sciascinoso. Drink now. . –NW
- Country: Italy
- Wine Region: Campania
- Wine Area: Irpinia
- Wine Maker: Massimo Di Renzo
- Grape: Aglianico
- Grape Percentage: 80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso
- Alcohol Percentage: 12%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now
Ruby-red with intense aromas of blackberries and wild black cherries, known locally as "amarene" in Italian. This delightful Aglianico manages to achieve both firm structure and velvety softness on the palate, with flavors of dark berries, almonds and black pepper. On the finish, the firm yet soft tannins are beautifully melded with a vibrant mineral acidity, a trait typical of Aglianicos grown on volcanic soils.
Described by Antonio Galloni of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate as “The Royal Family of Campania” , the house of Mastroberardino is one of the oldest and most well-respected wineries in Italy, producing red and white wines that rank among the finest quality in the world. The Mastroberardino winery is the most famous in Campania wines, and represents one of the region’s best areas for growing grapes: Avellino. Mastroberardino was established in the 1750s by famed winemaker Pietro di.. read more
Made with a unique blend of Aglianico, Piedirosso and Sciascinoso grapes, Mastro is a plush and food-friendly red wine that would wash down with easy meat dishes or lasagna. The wine ends with a hint of chopped herb or smoked bacon. — M.L. (6/1/2011)
Fermented and aged for 3 months in stainless steel.