The meal continued, Sarno opened up another bottle of wine. this time a Greco di Tufo from Cantine Dell'Angelo. Sticking with vintage 2012, we went for the cru Torrefavale Greco di Tufo DOP 2012. As I tasted, I was instantly brought back to a visit with the owner of the winery, Angelo Muto and Luigi Sarno (his enologist). To reach the vineyard that produces this wine, we needed a jeep and a prayer. An elegant expression of the cantina's Greco di Tufo which is known for its sharp nose and palate.
The next wine was the only red of the VITI trio. An Aglianico from Il Cancelliere. Sarno tasted first, sharing with me that this wine; Campania Aglianico IGP 2012, an Aglianico that doesn't touch any wood whatsoever is, well, a tasty bomba. 15 % alcohol content. Wow...
I listened, I tasted. I thought back to a visit to Montemarano where the winery is located back in, well, back in, well, back in 2012.
One lunch. Three wines. Three wineries.
I appreciated that. Not only because I had an opportunity to taste three reflections of Irpinia, but I had an occasion to see how a territory can work and grow together, from a small kitchen table in a small town to a large international wine fair.
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