Mastroberardino–Recent Heritage Releases

Tasted June 2020

2019 Mastroberardino, Falanghina del Sannio DOC (RT91) A bit more femininely styled than the Fiano or Greco, this is another classic Campanian white variety. Its attractive light straw hue leads to floral notes, succulent yellow stone fruits, and wisps of bright minerality. This is a bit lighter in overall body weight than the other two single grape varieties but maintains classic Campanian character. Drink now-2024

2019 Mastroberardino, Fiano di Avellino DOCG (RT92) Pale straw yellow, the terroir-layered bouquet shows pear, apple, lemon and a briny, mineral-driven character. The palate is soft, seductive, and attractive with generous balance of fruit and bright, fresh acidity. This is a classic food wine, perfect with seafood, light pasta dishes featuring chicken or shrimp, or pasta primavera. Drink now-2024

2019 Mastroberardino, Greco di Tufo DOCG (RT92) The 2019 Greco di Tufo shows a young pale straw hue with a penetrating, firm and focused bouquet that expresses notes of saline infused white flowers, white stone fruits, hints of honeysuckle and crushed stones. The palate is oh-so-inviting with a round, supple palate character and soft, but fresh acidity. This is a super tasty, not to be missed Campanian white. Drink through 2026

2019 Mastroberardino, Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, DOC Rosso (RT90) Medium ruby with a slight purple cast. This is a gentle, soft, and round expression of 100% Piedirosso with notes of dried cranberry, porcini brother, brambles, and cured meats. The palate displays soft fruit and fresh acidity with gentle tannins. This is a lovely, value priced food wine that delivers easy, fruit forward drinking. Drink now-2024+

2018 Mastroberardino, Irpinia Aglianico, DOC (RT90) Translucent medium ruby, the Irpinia Aglianico serves up penetrating notes of black cherry, raspberry, espresso and cedar. This has a lovely palate with powerful fruit, bright and vibrant acidity that leads to an easy-going finish with tannins that are surprising soft given the structure of the Aglianico grape. Drink now-2026+

2014 Mastroberardino, Taurasi Riserva, Ridici (RT94) Mastroberardino did exceptionally well with this wine in the challenging 2014 vintage. Deep, dark ruby with an impenetrable appearance, this brooding beast belts out thunderous bass notes built on a foundation of blackberry, black cherry, hints of tar, bramble brush and classic ash elements. The palate is full figured with deeply ripe fruit, wonderful acidity, and mouth coating ripe tannins. This power-packed beast is made for long term aging. If you’re drinking it in the near term give it plenty of air. Drink 2028-2045