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Taurasi Nero Ne Il Cancelliere 2012

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One Line Description Taurasi Nero Ne Il Cancelliere, organic wine, low sulphur, rich, full, heady, superb!
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Campania, Italy
Producer Il Cancelliere
Vintage 2012
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Aglianico
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Terroir Clay, Limestone
Total Sulphur Level 6 mg/l
Maturation 2 years in old oak botti, 12 months in bottle
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Decades
Production Detail Organic, wild yeast, no temp control, no sulphur, no filtration, just grapes
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Taurasi Nero Ne Il Cancelliere, organic wine, low sulphur, rich, full, heady, superb! Che vino buono per l'inverno! Pressed by foot, fermented wild with no control of temperature and aged in big old barrels for 2 years before resting and maturing for a year in bottle. Taurasi is the Barolo of the south and can age for decades. Claudio Panetta's fabulous example of this noble wine shows its immense potential. The current vintage is still a baby although displaying complex characteristics of animal leather, wild rose and dried fruits. The pallet is rich and warming with a lovely vein of acidity and a smooth lengthy finish. Although Taurasi is little known in the UK, it must surely rank among Italy's truly great 'Vino da Meditazione'.




Il Cancelliere is all about Family. Claudio runs the business, although he also works full time for a telecoms firm as a senior manager. He races to the office Italian style at 150 km/h at 6 am, does a full day, running 7 km at lunch, returns home at 160 km/h making calls to his importers around the world while negotiating the truly bonkers Italian motorways and sipping from a take away coffee. The guy is all energy, pocket sized, talks at 200 km/h and is a great guy to boot! He became wine maker by default, Cancelliere is his Wife's family name and the small 5 hectare estate have been in her family for many generations. Like many small growers in Irpinia, up until quite recently they sold the grapes to larger wineries like Feudi di San Gregorio but when Claudio came along, they started to think about producing their own wine. The vineyards have always been organic, it has always been their way, so natural production was a given. The vineyards are simply stunning, over looking the Valley of Irpinia on the slopes below the small town of Montemarano. The vineyards are about 350 metres above sea level, some of the vines are around 40 - 50 years old with the oldest in the Taurasi vineyard being nearer 80 years. They grow only Aglianico, working the land by hand with a small (knackered) tractor and Signor 'Il Cancelliere' Claudio's father in law (now in his mid 70s) still the main vineyard worker. Claudio's sister in law helps sort the orders and organise the cellar and his wife helps run the office (oh and she works too, who ever said they don't work in the south!). Cancelliere is Aglianico as nature intended, rich and full bodied, tannic and full of gutsy, earthy flavours. They rarely add any sulphur with the all 3 wines being around 6 -20 mg/l total sulphur. The wines are open and alive although Aglianico is a beast of a grape and needs time to temper its aggressive and animalistic character. Try these wines, they are honest and authentic reflections of the wine of Campania.

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    John A06/01/2016

    2007 is rich and fruity with complex smoked/cured meat and spicy overtones. Very dry finish that demands another delicious mouthful. I suspect it will get even better with age. The 2008 is very good too.

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