Friday, March 30, 2012

Terredora DiPaolo Coda di Volpe 2009

Terredora DiPaolo
Coda di Volpe 2009
Campania, Italy

100% Coda di Volpe

Light golden yellow with a hint of green, like the color of spring forsythia and clear as a bell, here is one unique white.  Lightly floral aromas of orange blossom are followed by fresh, lively citrus fruit, notes of quince and a hint of almond on the palate.  Medium bodied with lovely layers, this tastes like sunshine!  Pour a glass and invite in the lilting breezes of Spring!

Enjoy with fleshy white fish such as halibut, pasta with white clam sauce, a slightly spicy Thai shrimp dish or of course any Mediterranean style cuisine. 

I love this winery (Terredora Di Paolo), and I have met the winemaker Lucio Mastroberardino himself, on two occasions when he was in Portland, an elegant and generous man.   

The story of Terredora di Paolo is exemplified by the ancient story of Campania, located along the eastern coast of Southern Italy.  They are the largest wine producer/vineyard owner in Campania today and retain a worldwide reptutation for the quality of their wines.  The people, family and their passion for the land are central to their lives.  “The land, It represents their soul and the driving force behind the winery, which is why year after year, they consider the harvest their greatest treasure. This is a region that was famous for producing the best wines of the Roman Empire and Terredora Di Paolo is committed to re-establishing itself to its former glory. They have been instrumental in reintroducing ancient grape varieties, promoting modern innovation and training the men and women who will be responsible for carrying their vision into the future.

Some varietals from this winery which you may not have heard of (besides Coda di Volpe) are:  Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina and Greco di Tufo for white varietals, and Aglianico and Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio for reds.  All are available in Greater Portland, and as they are favorites of mine, will no doubt be featured in future articles! 

These wines are brought to us by VIAS Imports through Pine State Beverage Co.  
Coda di Volpe may be found at Rosemont Markets for the incredible price of $12.99 (originally $16.99!) Only 3 more cases in the warehouse here in Greater Portland).
Call Joe Appel @ 774-8129 or email:, for availability at the other stores.

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