Terra di Lavoro 2009
Deep purple in color with smoky, earthy aromas and seductive hints of tobacco and graphite. Notes of ripe black cherries, cassis, tobacco, and leather come through on the palate of this big, structured, full-bodied wine. This iconic wine pairs beautifully with Italian or French pot roasts, filet mignon, or aged cuts of beef.
80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso. The Terra di Lavoro wine takes its name from the ancient kingdom of the two Sicilys. The vineyards are among chestnut and olive trees and located 1,300 feet above sea level. The vineyards are planted on the side of an extinct volcano and descend towards the Gulf of Gaeta. They have been revived by the owners with the same loving care taken to restore the Galardi farm built in 1850.