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Taurasi Riserva 'Massale' Antico Castello 2013

Taurasi Riserva 'Massale' Antico Castello 2013

Antico Castello

The Taurasi Riserva from Campania winery Antico Castello is a sophisticated red wine made from Aglianico grapes in the Irpinia area. The long and patient aging, first in oak barrels and then in the bottle, gives it a robust and elegant structure, with notes of sweet spices. The palate is warm and austere, deep and enveloping, invigorated on the finish by an unexpected freshness. A mature and full-bodied wine, to keep for moments of relaxed meditation




Taurasi DOCG


Aglianico 100%


Alcohol content

14.5 %


75 cl Bottle


Alcoholic fermentation and maceration for about 30 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel


In 25/50 hl oak barrels followed by long aging in bottle

Additional Notes

Contains sulfites


The Taurasi Riserva 'Massale' represents the most prestigious label of the Antico Castello winery, made from a selection of grapes from the vineyards in the locality of Sant'Agata, in the San Mango sul Calore commune. Aglianico is one of the most important grape varieties in southern Italy, which in the Taurasi area gives rise to reds of extraordinary elegance and imposing structure. In particular, the Taurasi regulations provide for a rather restricted production area that falls mainly in the Calore Valley, comprising seventeen municipalities located on the right and left banks of the Calore River.

'Massale' Taurasi Riserva Antico Castello is a pure Aglianico in the Coda di Cavallo clone, grown on clay and limestone soils located 400 metres above sea level. Usually, during the first ten days of November, the grapes are harvested by hand and then placed in stainless steel tanks for temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation accompanied by 30 days of maceration on the skins. The ensuing ageing period lasts for about 36 months and takes place in large oak casks of 25 and 50 hectolitres, followed by at least 5 years of further bottle ageing before final marketing.

The Taurasi Riserva 'Massale' from the Antico Castello estate reveals an intense ruby red colour in the glass. The olfactory panorama is articulated on suggestions of cherry, ripe plum, berries and floral essences, imbued with elegant balsamic, spicy and toasted sensations. The taste development is full and intense, characterised by a robust and austere structure and a mature tannic texture that prolongs the persistence on the palate. Balsamic and spicy perceptions consistent with the nose reappear on the finish.


Intense ruby red


Full and intense, robust and austere, with great persistence on the palate


Notes of berries, cherry and ripe plum accompanied by mild spicy and balsamic undertones