Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wine of the Week - Tenuta Scuotto Taurasi

We are entering the thick of grilling season and, while rosé and white wines are always welcome in warmer weather, sometimes you need to open up a big, beefy red to go alongside your ribeye on the BBQ. Enter the Tenuta Scuotto Taurasi. Made from 100% Aglianico grapes grown in southern Italy, this full-bodied red is a perfect accompaniment to grilled and roasted meats of all kinds.

Tenuta Scuotto was founded in 2009 by Eduardo Scuotto and his son Adolfo. They were drawn to Irpina in Campania as a location ideal for the production of wines made from indigenous grapes such as Fiano, Aglianico, Greco, and Falanghina. Adolfo now works as the manager of marketing and sales, representing the winery to the public. Scuotto aims to provide the market with products that are different, yet authentic, expressions of the terroir; products which are able to convey their unique identity when tasted. Each aspect of their production is characterized by respect for the traditions of the land, while at the same time avoiding uniformity. Tenuta Scuotto limits vine yields, pays great attention to detail, and harvests by hand, all to achieve the highest quality raw product. Their original goal in coming to Irpina and founding the winery was to produce only high quality wines. But what sets them apart from other producers, is the passion. Passion drove Eduardo and Aldofo to start this project despite its high level of investment and many costs.

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