Wine Reviews

Piano di Montevergine 2014 – Feudi di San Gregorio

Piano di Montevergine 2014 - Feudi di San Gregorio
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post

Since its creation in 1986, Feudi di San Gregorio has valued the native vines of the Campania tradition such as Greco, Fiano and Aglianico, applying research and study to a territory, Irpinia, which has always been suited to the cultivation of very high quality vines. quality.
Feudi today works on 300 hectares of vineyards divided into over 800 parcels, which differ from each other in terms of altitudes, exposures and slopes, and which the winery has studied individually to enhance the biodiversity of the area and create extraordinary crus.
Thanks to the soils, which have evident volcanic and sandy matrices in large areas, the vines have been preserved from the phylloxera epidemic of 1910, allowing Irpinia to become one of the cradles of the new European viticulture.
Strengthened by this profound territorial heritage, Feudi di San Gregorio has been able to express itself with innovative codes, from attention to design to contemporary art to gourmet catering in the company (Marennà). Exposed for two editions at the Venice Biennale, the Feudi winery wants to combine beauty and absolute quality in all its forms.

Ownership: Capaldo family
Oenological management: company staff
Agronomic management: company staff
Viticulture: conventional
Vineyard hectares: 300
Bottles produced: 3,660,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1986

Wine: Piano di Montevergine
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2014.
Classification: Taurasi Riserva DOCG.
Grapes: 100% Aglianico.
Fermentation: alcoholic and maceration in steel tanks for about 3-4 weeks.
Maturation: 18-24 months in French oak barriques and 50 hl medium toasted barrels.
Aging: at least 24 months in the bottle.

Piano di Montevergine 2014 - Feudi di San Gregorio

© Feudi di San Gregorio

Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: intense with purple reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, toasty and ethereal
Remarks: the sample has hints reminiscent of a potpourri of red flowers, followed by notes of small dark berries such as blackberries and currants, delicate spicy notes of cigar box and freshly ground coffee; a hint of medicine and nail polish complete the wide range of profunes. Delicate balsamic nuance.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: tannic
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious

Pairings: wild boar stew and polenta.

Feudi di San Gregorio
Località Cerza Grossa
83050 Sorbo Serpico (AV)
Phone +39 0825 986683


About the author

Piero Pardini

Da Maggio 2002, giornalista pubblicista.
Coautore del saggio "Gianni Clerici - Lo scrittore, il poeta il giornalista", Le Lettere, Firenze.
Dal 2015, Sommelier AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier- Italian Sommelier Association).
Scrive di vino, enogastronomia, sport, tecnologie.
Dal 2016, direttore responsabile di "The Wolf Post", di cui è il fondatore.

Freelance journalist, since May 2002.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.
Since 2015, Sommelier AIS (Italian Sommelier Association).
He writes about wine, sport and technologies.
Since 2016, founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".