Mastroberardino is one of the leading wineries and wine families in Italy in terms of production, market impact and innovation. This is one family with a winemaking history dating back to the early 18th century, and which is largely responsible for the viticultural success of Campania’s remote Irpinia area, successfully turned would-be extinct grapes into world class varieties.

The family estates are all located in Irpinia, in the heart of the areas of production of the three DOCGs: Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi.  Today Mastroberardino’s production has grown to 16 wine estates across Campania.

Max Allen wrote an article in The Australian in which he said that a Mastroberardino wine “…changed my life.”:

“Italian winemaker Antonio Mastroberardino died last month, aged 86. One of his wines changed my life.

It was back in the late 1990s. The wine was a single vineyard red called Radici, made from the aglianico grape grown in the Taurasi region of Campania, in southern Italy.

I’d never come across the grape or the region or the producer before, but the wine completely blew me away. It was incredibly complex, profoundly tannic yet refined and balanced. Easily the equal to any of the well-known classic reds I’d tasted up to that point – and believe me, I’d tried a fair few classic burgundies and bordeaux.

I had to know more. So I looked into aglianico and Mastroberardino. And I discovered that Antonio had been instrumental in preserving the heritage of this and other ancient Campanian grapes when many other southern Italian growers were planting more famous international varieties such as cabernet.

Tasting this magnificent wine made me realise that the received wisdom of an established, fixed hierarchy of grape varieties and regions – with the mostly French classics of pinot noir and Burgundy, and so on, at the top, followed by important grapes and regions such as tempranillo and Rioja, followed by supposedly less worthy, obscure grapes such as aglianico and Taurasi – was all wrong.”

Read Max’s full article here.

Mastroberardino ‘Lacrimarosa’ Irpinia Rosato DOC 2017

The Lacrimarosa project is one of pursuit of perfection.   The tradition of rosé production for the Mastroberardino family has deep roots.  Since the 1950s, the late Antonio Mastroberardino had been making a Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosé, a delicate wine with light amaranth hue from white vinification of Aglianico and Piedirosso grapes.  Some years later, in the of the 1960s,…

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Mastroberardino ‘Radici’ Taurasi DOCG (Aglianico) 2014

An example of the best expression of Aglianico, this Taurasi is the main symbol of Irpinia culture and viticulture.  Harvest after harvest, never disappointing expectations, Radici Taurasi preserves the full-bodied structure and elegant personality that has made it famous all over the world. The Aglianico grape selection for the production of the Radici Taurasi comes from the two estates of…

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Mastroberardino ‘Radici’ Taurasi Riserva DOCG (Aglianico) 2011

Radici, produced for the first time in 1986, is the result of long and careful research concerning exposure, soil profiles, soil texture and chemical characteristics of the vineyards’ terroir.  Its strong, dense structure and the aromatic concentration are the most evident characters of this prestigious interpreter of Irpinian viticulture. Montemarano represents a historic site in the production of Taurasi, in…

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Mastroberardino ‘Redimore’ Irpinia DOC (Aglianico) 2016

Aglianico is the primary grape variety grown in Mirabella, the main estate owned by the Mastroberardino family in the heart of the Taurasi DOCG area.  Some of these vineyards are dedicated to the production of Redimore Irpinia DOC, the wine made from two clones of Aglianico selected and propagated by Mastroberardino in a centennial ungrafted vineyard.

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Mastroberardino ‘Radici’ Taurasi Riserva DOCG (Aglianico) 1998

Radici, produced for the first time in 1986, is the result of long and careful research concerning exposure, soil profiles, soil texture and chemical characteristics of the vineyards’ terroir.  Its strong, dense structure and the aromatic concentration are the most evident characters of this prestigious interpreter of Irpinian viticulture. Montemarano represents a historic site in the production of Taurasi, in…

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Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2017

Mastroberardino’s Manocalzati vineyard is located close to the town, about five kilometres North-East of Atripalda.  It is entirely planted with Fiano di Avellino grapes in a soil rich in clay.  This 30year-old vineyard has been the basis for the study and further development of the Fiano grape, serving as a field for the mass selection of the improvements of biotypes,…

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Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo DOCG 2017

Greco di Tufo is one of the rare white wines to have a great ageing potential.  This ancient and prestigious vine was brought in the province of Avellino by Pelasgians from Thessaly in Greece, in the first century BC.  In the Campania region Greco is used to produce the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine Greco di Tufo….

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