According to the program, we 'journalist/bloggers etc etc' were supposed to arrive at Grand Hotel Serino between 10 am and 4 pm. I arrived at 3:45. Enough time to check in, throw my luggage into my room, and race to the 'registration desk' for my Vendemmia Taurasi Kit (name tag, pen, book with crucial background information).
When I, finally made it to the tasting room, I looked around to find the perfect place to sit...to absorb...to taste Taurasi. I found it. A spot next to Roberto, Massimo, and Antonio...top Campania wine makers who would be there for me in case I had questions, comments. We were about to taste 14 Taurasis from vintage year 2003. Pratically a tradition...beginning the weekend by taking a look/taste at Taurasi 10 years after its harvest year. Fourteen wines, poured by request by familiar faces from AIS Avellino .
As they poured the first set, I skimmed my booklet, then turned to Roberto.
How was the harvest year?
Hot, was his answer.
After tasting fourteen I found a few that I wouldn't mind having in my personal cantina....here there are in no particular order...
|Macchia dei Goti 2003|
Cantine Antonio Caggiano
|Campo Re 2003|
|Vigna Cinque Querce 2003 Riserva|
Powerful is a word that I could use to describe Guastaferro, Di Meo, Pietracupa,Mastroberardino and Di Prisco...
Taurasi Vendemmia Edizione 2013...so far so good....