1999 Fuedi di San Gregorio, Taurasi Riserva, Piano di Montevergine (RT95) I’ve followed this wine passionately over many vintages. To me it stands at the top of the San Gregorio Aglianico pyramid, showing far greater class than their highly heralded Serpico, which for some time now has shown its modern polish almost to a fault. This wine is a true single vineyard expression of Aglianico grown at 700 meters. This is an impressive bottling embracing the power, depth and grace of top class Taurasi. It is aged for 18-24 months in a combination of barriques and 50 HL medium toast casks. Deeply brooding ruby russet, nearly impenetrable looking. Reveals notes of dark blackberry liqueur, brambly underbrush, hints of summer truffle, dark roast coffee, smoke and a whisp of ash. The slightly modern polish is still holding strong after more than 2 decades and this bottle is fresh and vibrant, packed with fruit, the acidity is fresh and uplifting. Yet the tannins have faded a bit, integrating beautifully over time, and taking a bit of the edge off. This wine remains young and vibrant in the overview. Drink now-2039