The Poliphemo Riserva bottling is Luigi Tecce’s most archaic expression of a Taurasi, from centenarian vines (really vine-trees!). It is not only one of the great wines of Taurasi, but one of the great wines of Italy. Italian wine lovers know Mastrobernardino’s 1968 Taurasi bottling as one of Italy’s greatest wines. Tecce may take that honor in the future: fine wine critic John Gilliam has compared Tecce to famous Bruno Giacosa. And, Italy’s Espresso wine guide, long considered the most searching and aesthetically rigorous of the Italian guides, rated Tecce’s 2012 Poliphemo 1st on their listing of wine to cellar, followed by Giuseppe Mascarello’s Barolo Monprivato and Roagna’s Barbaresco.
Sandy and clay limestone, enriched by pyroclastics (from Vesuvius’s ancient volcanic eruptions).
Fermented in chestnut barrels, aged in large oak botti.