Thursday, November 2, 2017

Macchialupa - Classic wines from Campania

Carolyna and Alan in Montalcino

We spend a considerable time in Italy sourcing new wines and producers for our portfolio of quality Italian wines. Our objective is to find artisan family producers who are environmentally friendly and traditional in style. In other words who let the Terroir reflect the outcome in their wines.

After tasting...and tasting...and tasting some more...(someone has to do it!) we select producers and wines of exceptional quality, commitment and tradition for our portfolio.

One such producer is Macchialupa is from the Campania region near Naples.

This is regarded as one of the newer exciting estates to produce fine examples of classic wines from the area. The estate was established in 2001 by Angelo Valentino, an oenologist specialising in Fiano di Avellino and Aglianico di Taurasi, and Giuseppe Ferrara, an agronomist viticulturist specialising in Greco di Tufo. Both Angelo and Giuseppe are committed to producing outstanding wines

The classic wines arrived in Australia for the first time this year:
  • Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2016  Fruit and floral driven aromas, a full body with freshness and intensive aromatic persistence
  • Greco di Tufo DOCG 2016   Aroma of intense fruit and the scent of apricot. The taste is dry, warm, soft with a full fresh body
  • Falanghina IGT 2016   The aroma is fruity with a scent of peaches, pineapple, magnolia and honey. The taste is dry, warm and soft, a full body with freshness and intensive aromatic persistence
  • Taurasi Aglianico DOCG 2011  The aroma is intense and complex, slightly ethereal, fruity, flowery and spicy with the scent of blackberries marasca (wild cherry) violet, tobacco, cinnamon and vanilla. The taste is dry with a good concentration of tannins, acidity and sapidity, with a full body, well balanced and intense long lasting persistence.
Macchialupa website is

We have looked for the best quality wines from this area for some time. We have now found them.

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