2010 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso

Year: 2010
Appellation: Campania
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine
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"A young, fresh red, featuring bright cherry , damson plum, wild herb notes leading to a smoky finish. Piedirosso. Drink now. 6,600 cases made." (WS)

"The 2010 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso presents the elegant side of Piedirosso, one of Campania's most important indigenous red grapes. Ash and minerals add nuance to the dark wild cherries in this hugely enjoyable unoaked red. I especially like the energy and focus here. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.

Mastroberardino is one of Italy's most historic properties. My vertical tasting of the estate's Taurasi (published in Issue 190), with vintages back to 1928, was a revelation." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Bouquet:
Full, with cherry, plum, raspberry and strawberry aromas, supported by spiced notes of pepper and clove

Palate:
Warm, well structured and smooth, with fine tannins and a background of fruits and spices

Food pairing:
A big wine that best pairs with flavoured pastas or polenta with meat-based sauces or sophisticated red meats. A deliciously surprising pairing for grilled swordfish