94pts - James Suckling
93pts - Wine Enthusiast
92pts - Robert Parker
91pts - Wine Spectator

REVIEWS

"A balanced and delicious red now with plum and light clove character. Hints of volcanic ash. Full body, soft tannins and a fruity finish. Very reserved and refined. Firmness at the end. Drink now or hold." - James Suckling

"Serpico is a bold, larger-than-life wine, with beautiful aromatic intensity and notes of black fruit, espresso and crushed granite. Some 18 months of oak aging adds elements of dark spice and smoke; and the wine shows firm tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel. It's very elegant and should withstand many more years of cellar aging." -Wine Enthusiast

"The 2008 Serpico (Aglianico) is dark, powerful and intense. Black cherries, tar, asphalt and menthol are some of the nuances that emerge from this vibrant, tightly coiled Serpico. The 2008 will require cellaring, but the wine has a brilliant track record of repaying patience. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026." - RP92Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The dark and brooding flavors of brambly berry, underbrush, aged balsamic vinegar and black licorice are underscored by a rich note of tarry smoke in this burly red. The muscular tannins clamp down on the finish. Needs some time. Best from 2015 through 2023." -Rating: -Wine Spectator

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Aglianico
  • ALCOHOL
    14.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml
TASTING NOTES 

Ruby red. Intense, persistent bouquet of rich wild cherries, toasted oak and warm vanilla. Soft, dense and well balanced. The finish is long and pleasant, with flavors of red berries against a smooth background of toast and spice.

*invino maintains excellent cellaring conditions, and strives to sell every bottle in pristine condition. As is standard industry practice, any wine purchased over seven vintage years old, is sold "as is" and may not be returned for any reason.

THE STORY TO KNOW

From the winery:

Feudi di San Gregorio today epitomises the oenological renaissance of southern Italy, promoting a wine culture for the rediscovery of Mediterranean flavours. To promote southern Italy grape varieties, such as Aglianico, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo, to invest in the land and in the century old tradition of Irpinia wine making, means offering a future to a unique environmental heritage. Established in 1986 by two Irpinian families, Feudi di San Gregorio has its roots in the town of Sorbo Serpico in the province of Avellino. Since its early days, the winery focused on the preservation of authentic top quality productions and on the definition of a premium quality standard to meet the highest and most severe market requirements. The new winery was inaugurated in 2004, reflecting Feudi di San Gregorio’s wish to blend its long-standing tradition with a futuristic architectural project.

Climbing up the hill towards Sorbo Serpico, you enter a magical world, with streams of water, herb gardens and blossoming rose bushes. The greatest surprise however is inside the winery, with the long barrel cellar where we store our red wines. Our aim is to be more than a simple winery and become a place where people can meet, learn, and meditate, a workshop of ideas and culture, a welcoming and comforting place where one can find good wine. Internationally renowned professionals were involved in our project: Japanese architect Hikaru Mori was entrusted with the difficult task of giving architectural unity to the pre-existent structures that had been developed over the years. Massimo and Lella Vignelli, top representatives of Italian design in the world and “authors” of the winery’s labels, designed the interiors and the furnishings.