2011 Galardi "Terra di Lavoro" Roccamonfina

SKU #1216079 97 points James Suckling

 Complex aromas of blackberry, stones, cracked black pepper and tar. Full body with soft, round tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Soulful and refined from this estate. This is a magical wine from Southern Italy.  (2/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 From a hot vintage, the 2011 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro is a soft, round wine with a large presence of dark cherry fruit and blackberry. This wine has broader shoulders compared to 2010 and 2012. Dark fruit, prune, plum and dried cherry lift heavily from the bouquet. Those more obvious aromas are followed by ethereal touches of ash, licorice and plenty of balsam herb. The wine's volcanic personality shines through, although with slightly less intensity. This edition of Terra di Lavoro shows soft tannins and a long finish. It's a beautiful wine that reflects the warm year. (ML)  (4/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator

 There's drive to this well-meshed, sanguine red, offering flavors of herbs, dried currant, iron and black olive that are deftly layered with sinewy tannins and balancing acidity. Drink now through 2021.  (4/2014)

K&L Notes

Roccamonfina IGT is one of several IGT wine appellations of Campania, southern Italy. The name is that of the ancient Roccamonfina volcano, the focal point of the appellation's catchment area. In addition to the village of Roccamonfina, which is perched on the volcano's south-eastern slopes, 24 other communes can claim the Roccamonfina IGT title. As is the norm for Campania's IGTs, wines made under the Roccamonfina name focus strongly on the traditional and well-established Campanian grape varieties. Red wines are predominantly Aglianico, Piedirosso and Sciascinoso (aka Olivella), with the occasional appearance from Primitivo.

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