2009 Mastroberardino Villa dei Misteri (750ml)15 8 0 0
"It is our small tribute to a site that belongs to the world. Here viticulture was born, and here, after two thousand years, we revive the wines of Pompeii." - Antonio Mastroberardino
In 1996, Mastroberardino was selected by the Italian government to lead the ambitious Villa dei Misteri (or Villa of Mysteries) project, with the goal to recreate the wines of the ancient city of Pompeii. They carefully planted vines inside the Pompeii ruins following the plans and methods used by the Ancient Romans prior to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 B.C. Located in the DOC of Vesuvio, the vineyards sit below Mt. Vesuvius, nourished with mineral-rich volcanic ash. This wine is made up of 40% Piedirosso, 40% Aglianico and 20% Sciascinoso with only about 3,000 bottles made from 1.5 hectares of vineyard area.
Ruby red. Aromas of cherries, plums, raspberries, and black pepper. Refined, light tannins and bright acidity make this a lifted, balanced wine. Pairs well with mature cheeses, steak and game dishes, mushrooms and truffles.