A-Moment-In-Wine-Show-434-Fattoria Pagano Angelus Falerno del Massico Italy 2011
Today we are travelling to Campania, an area just south of Naples, Italy, via Providence, RI. This past weekend, I had the fantastic experience of stopping at a little restaurant in Providence, RI called Enoteca Umberto. To call it intimate would be generous. They only have 18 seats and a prepared menu prepared by the owner’s. The owners have a wonderful enthusiasm for the wine and food they prepare and serve. And, best of all, he has a fantastic wine collection of bottles from Italy.
The wine we are tasting today is Angelus by Falerno del Massico Italy 2011. It is made up of 80% of Aglianico and 20% of Piedirosso. I have never tried the Piedirosse grape. This grape is planted primarily in the Campania region of Italy and is used predominantly as a blending grape for Aglianico and Olivella grapes.
In the glass, the color is inky, concentrated with a deep ruby color. The nose gets a strong cherry and tobacco aroma.
In the mouth, the taste is of ripe prunes and cherries, with a cigar-box tobacco flavor. A soft minerality to the finish.
I paired this wine with a pistachio crusted chicken fried steak. Beef, Venison or pasta will also go very well with this wine.
About Fred Tregaskis & Summit Wine Cellars
Fred Tregaskis first developed a passion for wine during his art school years, when he worked in the New York’s Hudson Valley vineyards. Years later, after working for a national wine magazine, he was given the opportunity to design and build a 28,000-bottle cellar for Lespinasse Restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in New York—and in the process Summit Wine Cellars took root.
Tregaskis and Summit Wine Cellars have created dramatic custom wine cellars for clients throughout the world, from Maine to California, and Bangalore to Buenos Aries.
Tregaskis also writes about wine, conducts tastings and hosts a radio show on wine for NPR station WHDD/Robin Hood Radio based in Sharon Conn.
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