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Item #: 305967
Bottle Size: 750ml
COSIMO TAURINO 2010 ROSSO SALENTO "NOTARPANARO" is available for purchase

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"One of the truly historic names in Puglian wine." – Vinous Media

"Consumer alert - these are dazzling bargains!" – Robert M. Parker, Jr.

In Puglia, well-known as one of Italy's largest bulk wine growing regions, Cosimo Taurino stands out as a rare beacon of estate-bottled quality. The estate's long-established respect for their terroir and native varieties is inspiring, and their impact on the vinous history of Puglia is indisputable. Their wines are benchmarks to which the other wines of the region are compared, both in quality and in value.

The Taurino family has been growing grapes and making wine in Puglia for seven generations, but it was Francesco Taurino who started the family business after World War II to supply Italy and Europe with authentic Apulian wines. Their mission was simple, but not so easy: protect the legacy of the estate by continuing with the traditions that had made them so famous. Today they have eighty hectares of vineyards planted almost exclusively to Negroamaro and Malvasia, expressing the terroir of Salento through the lens of their beloved native varieties, showcasing earthy, spicy, and fruity notes and an authentic and down-to-earth winemaking style.

Notapanaro comes the name of the original farm on which the Taurino family began making wine. Comprised of 100% Negroamaro from a single 25 ha. plot with an average vine age of over 30 years, the soils are shallow, rocky, and iron-rich. Here again, the influence of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas adds a very specific saline quality to the wines. Farming is done sustainably, harvest, by hand, and fermentation and aging occurs in concrete, followed by a period of 6 months in barrique before bottling. This is a highly-individual, full-flavored, tobacco and leather-scented wine that speaks to the traditions of a bygone era. Incredibly delicious, and an almost unheard-of value for just $16.95.

Gravitas, layers, depth-- the nose exudes scents of balsa wood, Indian spices, pepper and garrique, sweetened by notes of dried strawberries, mulberry and persimmon fruits. Lush, savory and sweet. In the mouth, the journey continues, true to its olfactory roots. We taste more strawberries and ripe red fruits in the foreground, dusted with a breath of salinity, bolstered by an underpinning of Earl Grey tea. Elegant and balanced by lush tannins, this wine is in a perfect spot right now. The finish was brilliant, elongated and rife with echoes of the flavors and scents found within. Really lovely wine!


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Country: Italy

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45–50 million hl per year, and represents about ⅓ of global production. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Italy's twenty wine regions correspond to the twenty administrative regions. The 73 DOCG wines are located in 15 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany. Among these are appellations appreciated and sought after by wine lovers around the world: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's"). Other notable wines that in the latest years gain much attention in the international markets and among specialists are: Amarone della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Conegliano- Valdobbiadene, Taurasi from Campania, Franciacorta sparkling wines from Lombardy, Chianti and Soave, while new wines from the Centre and South of Italy are quickly gaining recognition: Sagrantino, Primitivo, Nero D'Avola among others. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia is world famous for the quality white wines, like Pinot Grigio.

Varietal: Negroamaro

Region: Puglia