I Favati Terzotratto Taurasi 2011
Production Area: Cretarossa Vineyard in Venticano – San Mango in the province of Avelllino.
Soil: Clayey soils in hilly terrain.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: 12-15 months in small oak barrels, 12-15 in large barrels and 6-8 months in stainless steel and bottle.
Alcohol (by volume): 13.50-14.00%
Appellation: Taurasi DOCG.
In temperature-controlled steel.
Small medium and large wood of 1st and 2nd passage for about 3 years.
Roasts, red meat sauces, game, cured meats, aged cheeses.
Vinous – “The 2011 I Favati Terzotratto Taurasi keeps you coming back to the glass again and again with its beguiling mix of dusty blackberries and cherries complemented by sweet herbs, white smoke, hints of mocha and a grounding note of flowery undergrowth. This coasts across the palate with tart wild berry fruits, along with saline-minerals and hints of cedar that collect toward the close. Through it all, a coating of grippy tannins mounts, clenching the senses in youthful poise, as notes of salted licorice, balsam herbs and cocoa fade. I Favati did a fantastic job of finding balance from such a warm and difficult vintage.” (91 Pts)