Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On the Road-Destination-Taurasi

No matter where I turn, my aglianico, in version Taurasi is popping up all over. Star of Città del Gusto’s recent wine lab and present at least 4 wine tastings that I attended at Vinitaly. Why? Taurasi , the wine and the town, is on a roll. From last fall’s inauguration of a Regional Enoteca smack in the middle of Taurasi’s central storico to ‘Andar per Taurasi’; the latest opportunity to know Taurasi up front and personal.

April 30 and May 1st Slow Food Irpinia Colline dell’Ufita e Taurasi will present two slow days in the Taurasi DOCG area. Visit wineries, taste local cooking, enjoy the architecture of an area that is ready to welcome you with open arms. An area nestled in Avellino with an altitude anywhere from 300-800 mt above sea level. Where the vinyards exist together in harmony with the boschi, woods. Where chestnuts and fruit such as peaches, nuts, cherries, and figs live side by side.

Shuttle buses will be ready and waiting at the Avellino-Rocchetta San’Antonio train stations to bring you to Taurasi. Throughout both days in Taurasi’s Castello, you may visit the Regional Enoteca and degustare wines from the area paired with food provided by Terra Madre Campania Slow food della Valle del Calore.

Wineries participating are:

Filadoro - Lapio
Antico Castello - S. Mango sul Calore
Boccella - Castelfranci
Perillo - Castelfranci
Di Prisco - Fontanarosa
La Molara - Luogosano
Tenuta Cavalier Pepe - Luogosano
Elmi - Montemarano
Il Cancelliere - Montemarano
Molettieri - Montemarano
Tecce - Paternopoli
Manimurci - Paternopoli
Terre dell’Angelo - S. Angelo all’Esca
Guastaferro - Taurasi
Antica Hirpinia - Taurasi
Antico Borgo - Taurasi
Caggiano - Taurasi
Gmg Vinicola Taurasi - Taurasi
Guerriero - Taurasi
Sella delle Spine - Taurasi
Barrasso - Taurasi
Russo - Taurasi
Caspariello - Taurasi
Contrade di Taurasi - Taurasi
Mier Vini - Taurasi
Cardinale - Taurasi
Latorella - Taurasi
I Capitani - Torre le Nocelle

For more info call:
338 5235251
380 9019050

or me at

I’m SO there.

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