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2016 Campo alle Comete ‘Stupore’


2016 Campo alle Comete ‘Stupore’

On Sale: $25.94  (was: $39.94)*

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"One of Italy’s most renowned wine estates" (Vinous), parent company Feudi di San Gregorio’s success in Campania has been remarkable over the years, building an empire with local varieties like Fiano, Greco di Tufo, and of course Aglianico. Now they’ve set up shop in Bolgheri to produce their very own Super Tuscan, and their southern Italian attitude has quickly set them apart from the old guard. Today’s ‘Stupore’ is their tremendous new second wine from the estate, and at 35% off our regular price, it’s an irresistible 94pt Tuscan Cabernet blend from this lauded producer.

A blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, ‘Stupore’ beautifully transmits the personality of a wild Tuscan red with intense black cherry, spice, and herbs, all for about a third of the price of the young estate’s grand vin. This was their second ever vintage, and we can’t think of a better start to this new chapter. Tuscan reds hit it out of the park in 2016, a near perfect vintage for wines emphasizing complexity and freshness. For the Wine Advocate, news of “this band of young mavericks from Campania” arriving in Bolgheri was earth-shaking, and this is one ground floor we are rushing to get in on!

94 points, Wine Spectator: "Intense and pure, with a beam of black cherry, wild herbs and spice piercing a dark abyss of finely wrought tannins. Terrific acidity keeps this fresh and focused, while the finish evokes chocolate, ripe fruit, spice and mineral notes. Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2020 through 2032."

93 points & Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast: "A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot, this offers enticing scents of red and black-skinned berry, fragrant purple flower and a whiff of Mediterranean scrub. On the fresh, elegant palate, polished tannins support cassis, plum and raspberry alongside culinary spice notes."

*Offer publication date January 19, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.