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Discover Taurasi DOCG

Discover Taurasi DOCG

At Eataly, we want you to get to know the food and drink that inspire us — and that includes wine!

Visit your local wine shop to discover the story of our new favorite appellation each month, along with complimentary tastingspairing suggestions, and 10% off all bottles.

This April, discover one of the most important wines in southern Italy: Taurasi DOCG!*

WHAT IS TAURASI DOCG?

Made with the native grape Aglianico, this earthy yet fruity red wine offers a true taste of Campania.

To be considered DOCG (need to refresh your certifications?), the entire wine production must be in a specified area in the eastern mountains of the region, and 85% of the grapes must be Aglianico. The vines span the hilly terrain at elevations of 2,000 feet and higher and are tempered by the nearby Calore River. The volcanic, calcareous soil offers rich deposits of limestone, which are credited with giving Taurasi wines their tannic edge. With this unique terroir, the grapes are not harvested until late fall — sometimes in the snow!

After production, the wine must be aged for at least three years, with one year in wooden barrels. Most winemakers prefer to prolong this stage, as Taurasi is built to age. We get why it's sometimes called "the Barolo of the south," as both bold wines distinctly develop as they mature, offering new depths with each vintage.

AND HOW DOES THE WINE TASTE? 

In a word? Heavenly.

Don't worry, we're prepared to expand on that. Taurasi DOCG is very balanced, thanks to the thin-skinned Aglianico's high tannin levels, moderate acidity, and dense concentration of flavors. Our wine experts also wax poetic about the notes of leather, truffles, and cedar.

This vino walks the line between fruit and earth, often tarry and chocolaty.

WHY YOU NEED TO DRINK THIS RIGHT NOW

Perfect for spring sipping, Taurasi has a big lush fruit character balanced by minerality. The wine is excellent to drink on its own — preferably al fresco! — but also stands up to flavorful foods, such as zippy tomato sauces, Neapolitan-style pizza with mozzarella di bufala, and herb-seasoned grilled meats.

Thirsty yet? Well...

BRING IT HOME WITH 10% OFF

Across Eataly USA, we have lined our shelves with new bottles of Taurasi. From April 2 to 29, enjoy 10% off them all!

Find your local wine shop to discover more information about complimentary tastings, hours, and beyond. We'll cheers to that: salute!

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* Nota bene: For this article, we sourced all of our information from a book by our very own Eataly USA Beverage Manager, Dan Amatuzzi. To dig deeper into wine, check out A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass.