Naturalis Historia Taurasi DOCG 2015
Naturalis Historia is a wine made with grapes from an approximately 50-year-old vineyard of our Mirabella Eclano estate. Of great structure and long-lived, it represents Irpinia, an ancient and enigmatic territory that Virgil called: "A land jealous of its many mysteries".
The Mirabella Eclano estate with a south-east exposure is characterized by a deep soil, with a sandy-loam texture, of volcanic origin, with deep clay and the presence of traces of limestone along the entire profile. The altitude is 400 m. s.l.m., the training system is the espalier with spurred cordon pruning. Planting density of 2,500 plants / hectare. Yield of about 40 q / ha and 1.6 kg / vine.
About 50 years old
PERIOD AND COLLECTION SYSTEM
End of October, manual harvest
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Classic red vinification, long maceration with the skins (about 25 days) at a controlled temperature (22 ° C-24 ° C). Aging in French oak barriques for a period of 24 months. In the bottle for at least 30 months.
- Ruby Red
- intense and persistent
- warm and enveloping with plum and cherry aromas
- In Legno
The Mastroberardino family has lived in the socio-cultural context of wine for over two centuries, based on the most reliable historical reconstructions.
The first traces of its presence in Irpinia date back to the Bourbon land registry, in the mid-eighteenth century, when the family chose the village of Atripalda as its headquarters, where the ancient cellars are still located, and from there originated a lineage that linked indissolubly their fate to the cult of wine.
Ten generations, since then, have led the family business, amidst ups and downs, as always happens in the stories of family businesses of more ancient origin.The family estates are located in Irpinia, cradle of three DOCGs: Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi, distributed in the various areas of the territory with the aim of preserving their identity and ensuring their protection.