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Serpico is the critically acclaimed signature wine of Feudi di San Gregorio. Some have gone as far to say that this is probably the best red wine from southern Italy (with Parker rating this vintage a 98 and the Spectator a 94). The name of the wine is dedicated to the home town of the winery, Sorbo Serpico.

It is made with 100% Aglianico grapes from Irpinia in the region of Campania, from three different vineyards of old vines. 5,000 cases of this vintage were produced.

It has been called a super-Aglianico wine, with substantial barrique aging — though Feudi chooses to age it less than the minimum three years required for DOCG Aglianicos because it wants to emphasize the concentration of fruit.

Concentrated, powerful and deep, this wine has great balance and quality that ages well in the cellar. In Parker’s review of the wine, he noted that this had 30 years of cellar potential.

Deep, dark ruby in color. Blueberry, blackberry, cassis and meaty aromatics. Black cherry and dark fruit with graphite, tar, leather, earth, dark chocolate, rose petal and dark roasted coffee. Mouth-filling and chewy with lots of depth and fruit, but also dry and a bit austere (which I like). Pronounced acidic and mineral levels with very ample tannins — all well integrated.

Recommended.

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