Color Ruby red with violet nuance
Bouquet Full, intence bouquet of blackberry, plum,cherry,with intence cacao and coffee notes
Palate Warm,dry,soft,with an elegant structure and great persistence that confirms and amplifies the olfactory sensations
Wine Spectator 92 points - A rich yet well-cut red, with bright acidity and fine tannins backing pure blackberry, cassis, briar and tar notes. The long finish opens up with hints of savory herb and earth. Best from 2014 through 2022. 165 cases made.-NW
(Jun 30 2013)
Vinous 90 points - Saturated medium red. Soil-driven aromas of red cherry, fresh herbs, coffee and smoky minerals. Supple on entry, then brighter in the mid-palate, with juicy acidity framing and lifting the red cherry, mineral and floral flavors. The long finish features an almost iodiney saline quality and suave tannins. This struck me as the best wine in the Donnachiara line-up this year, and it’s noticeably deeper and more complex than the basic 2008 Taurasi.
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Irpinia land owes its character to its unusual microclimate thermic excursions between night and day wich is ideal for the cultivation of the great Irpinia wines; that is why it gives a good point of maturation without alterating the sugar levels
Pasta with full body sauces, steak, game (wild, deer, boar, etc.) and long aging cheese
In the large wine production of Campania Region DonnaChiara, between the hills of Avellino, is distinguished for its tradition, its modern appeal and its determination. Founded in 2005 by Chaira
and her husband Umberto Petitto, the winery Donnachiara is a significant property. It was helped to preserve the best traditions of an area naturally suited to viticulture since Roman times. The passionate Petitto family follows the activities from the cultivation of the vineyards, to the final vinification process. For five generations we have produced brilliant results through the detail of activities in the vineyards and with the work done in the cellar. Actually Donnachiara wines represent the best expression of the "made in Campania", drawing strength from their origins and regional quality expressed through the "style" and the products of culture. DonnaChiara winery has a deep connection to the territory of Irpinia and with the specific intent of enhancing the typical varieties of the area. The mission of DonnaChiara, is to invest in the secular tradition of viticulture in the Irpinia Region, emphasising the most typical features and rediscovering the scents and the flavors of the Irpinian wines. Today in the 27 hectares of vineyards, Donnachiara cultivates Aglianico, Fiano and Greco di Tufo. These grapes were brought to Campania a millennia ago by the ancient Greeks and spread to many areas of Southern Italy. Our soil provide the best results for DonnaChiara wines expressing the great quality of these grapes with thanks to the great expertise of the technicians in the cellar. Infact the winery has the most advanced technologies available today. Innovative tools for temperature control, vinification and aging of the great red grape of Aglianico and the fragrant well structured white grapes Fiano and Greco. Product quality is the philofophical focus of the Donnachiara Brand. Our family tradition is the heart, the soul and the basis of which the natural foundations we build on. We give the passion to the land and grapes in order to produce wines of great strength and noble character.