Taurasi, often referred to as the Barolo of the south for its structure and complexity and similarity in the wine making process, is a red wine made with Aglianico grapes grown in the DOCG area surrounding the village of Taurasi, from which it takes its name, in the province of Avellino, Campania and it is a little known red wine even for Italians due to its limited production. Once the grape are harvested, in this case manual harvesting, the wine is aged for a minimum of 3 years, of a least one in wood.
This Taurasi has an impressive and complex nose with hints of spices and ripe fruits. On the palate is elegant, with soft tannins, lively, to be enjoyed with dishes such as game, truffles or very mature cheeses or just to be sipped on its own. This is a wine that benefit from oxygenation, we suggest to open the wine at least 3 hours before and decant it.
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The La Molara winery was founded at the beginning of the century by a group of four friends who are very passionate about wine. Led by Riccardo Morelli, they initially bought only a few hectares of vineyards and decided to buy in the heart of the DOCG area Taurasi, in Campania, where they produce the typical Campania wines, from Aglianico to Taurasi and from Greco di Tufo to Fiano di Avellino.