Influenced by the ancient history that is deeply rooted in Campania, the region grows distinct and intriguing grapes, producing some of the highest quality wines in Italy. De Palma have always produced refined and exceptional wines for the locals of Campania and in 1973, the company became established. Since then, the company has been handed down from father to son and has expanded throughout Italy and part of Europe. The winery follows traditional workmanship and relies as little as possible on machinery. For the De Palma family; passion, determination and tenacity is the key to celebrating the pleasure of wine and creating an excellence designed to last.
Cantine De Palma tries to use as little machinery as possible whilst producing Taurasi. They believe that relying on the hands and expertise of man will maintain the ancient traditions that have been passed down generations of wine makers. Thus producing a true representation of Taurasi.
Dubbed the Barolo of the South, the Taurasi is the King of the Aglianico variety. Taurasi also happens to be one of Italy’s best kept secrets, Primarily satisfying the taste buds of the Campania locals. The full bodied and long lived Taurasi reflects its native lands: brooding, intense and dark with layers of history and tradition.
100% Aglianico, grapes are grown in volcanic, clay soils and are hand harvested at the end of October. Wine spends 18 months in 225 litre French oak barriques.
A full-bodied, intense wine with fruit notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum and black cherry that are well intergrated with vanilla, violet and white pepper. Fantastic structure, it’s long and rich with fine tannins. It’s a wine that will age too.