91 Points - Wine Spectator
92 Insider Points
An expressive red, with a rich, tarry base note layered with firm tannins and flavors of crushed blackberry, cassis, licorice snap, cured tobacco and black olive tapenade. Despite the dark and dense profile, the fresh acidity keeps this bright and focused through to the grippy finish. Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 667 cases made. -Wine Spectator
Rich, dark fruits on the nose with dashed of pepper and tobacco. Still very expressive on the given its age, showing espresso, tobacco, blackberry and dark chocolate with smoothed out oak tannin on a full body. Allow to breath about 20 minutes for an even better experience. 92 Points - JZ Nov '18
An extraordinary wine secured by chance from an historic vineyard in the heart of Irpinia, the Patrimo is an atypical and unique Merlot thanks to the contribution of this prized territory. It is the only interpretation of an international variety proposed by the Feudi di San Gregorio.
The 2011 Pàtrimo is one of those wines that flaunts its confidence and greatness. A library vintage, it shows plump, with enough of it to carry the wine over the next decade. Since this particular year, Pàtrimo has moved increasingly towards a higher percentage of neutral oak and that change becomes very obvious in this vintage. Fermented and macerated in steel tanks for about 3 weeks, it is then left to age for 24 months in medium-toasted French oak barriques and is finally aged for a further 10 months in bottle.
Throughout its short yet prolific history, the estate’s proprietors have cultivated Campania’s finest vineyards and worked closely with some of Italy’s best enologists. The results have been remarkable — the wines of Feudi di San Gregorio meet time and again with stellar reviews and consistently garner international critical acclaim.
- The Patrimo grapes were originally thought to be Aglianico, but now believed to be a clone of Merlot.
- Patrimo is a wine "Born of chance" from an historical vineyard site in the heart of Irpinia. It's surrounded by ancient Roman Architecture. It is a unique interpretation of the international variety proposed by Feudi di San Gregorio.
- San Potito in Irpinia (Campania). 12- 15 year old grapes are grown at an altitude of 1600 ft above sea level with a southern exposure at a density of 4500 vines per hectare. The soil is a very rocky with a significant humus content with a calcareous-clay bed.
A beautiful Merlot with deep, dark fruits. The dark fruit notes are balanced with spices and subtle cocoa flavors. All come together to make for a wine that will be sure to please your palate.
*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.
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.
This elegant wine will pair with a variety of meat choices. We suggest uncorking it alongside a grilled steak or a roasted chicken with a variety of herbs and spices.