2012 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • WS 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
From a ten hectare vineyard, the 2012 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro touches on many of the glory points that made this such an important cult wine for Campania. Although 2012 was a hot vintage, this wine shows an... From a ten hectare vineyard, the 2012 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro touches on many of the glory points that made this such an important cult wine for Campania. Although 2012 was a hot vintage, this wine shows an impressive sense of balance and elegance. This is especially apparent on the nose where it delivers blasts of dark fruit, balsam herb, tar, licorice and volcanic ash with meticulous precision. The fruit is layered, soft and ripe. In fact, the mouthfeel is the wine's best asset. Its fine tannins offer enormous structure, but they are soft and yielding at the same time. This is an open and honest expression of Aglianico (80%) and Piedirosso that has only just begun its long evolution. - Monica Larner
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Aromas of tar, smoked meat and dried fruits verging on raisins. Very complex and thought-provoking. It's full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of black pepper and dark fruits. Very structured... Aromas of tar, smoked meat and dried fruits verging on raisins. Very complex and thought-provoking. It's full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of black pepper and dark fruits. Very structured and tannic. Always one of the top wines of Southern Italy. I prefer the 2011 and 2010, but give this time to soften: better in 2017.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, February 2015
Rich and expressive, with sappy black cherry and currant fruit, a tarry, mineral-tinged underpinning and accents of black licorice drop, wild herb, graphite and mocha, all wrapped around fine-grained tannins. Elegant and... Rich and expressive, with sappy black cherry and currant fruit, a tarry, mineral-tinged underpinning and accents of black licorice drop, wild herb, graphite and mocha, all wrapped around fine-grained tannins. Elegant and supple overall, with a long, aromatic finish. Aglianico. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made. –AN
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, May 2016
Deep, nearly opaque crimson core. Reticent at first with scorched earth and tar notes at the forefront, but with a bit of air this begins to reveal strong aromas of black cherry, spice and tobacco. This is a young and... Deep, nearly opaque crimson core. Reticent at first with scorched earth and tar notes at the forefront, but with a bit of air this begins to reveal strong aromas of black cherry, spice and tobacco. This is a young and powerful wine at this stage of the game, packed with sturdy tannins, though with time in the glass it softens to reveal resin, tar, tobacco, plum and black cherry. There is ample acidity that will bode well for food pairings and provide excellent longevity. A rustic southern italian red that will require 3-5 years to really begin to unravel and provide a complex and savory profile for another 10+.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Campania
Sub-region Roccamonfina
Vintage 2012

Label

Galardi "Terra di Lavoro" is a wine of great structure and prestige. The blend of Aglianico (80%) and Piedirosso (20%) is aged in new oak barrels for twelve months. Since 1994, attention of experts and the public steadily grown. Enthusiastic ratings have come from Robert Parker, Daniel Thomases, James Suckling and Stephen Tanzer, along with kudos in Italy from Gambero Rosso, the Italian Sommelier Association, L'Espresso, Alessandro Masnaghetti , Luca Maroni and Luigi Veronelli, who has repeatedly ranked the Terra di Lavoro the best Italian wines ever.

Winery

Fattoria Galardi

Galardi is a family-owned estate formed by four cousins in 1991. The territory covers a volcanic soil of great potential sloping down to the sea. With the family’s commitment to the transformation of the vineyard and cellar practices, the estate produced its first fruit with the harvest of 1993. The result is a wine that, despite its youth, was already showing on its debut all the expressive potential of a great wine. 1994 marks the definitive birth of “Terra di Lavoro".