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2006 and 2007 Bisceglia, Gudarra

When I found out that MacArthurs was out of the 2007 Bisceglia, Terre di Vulcano I promptly contacted Tim and found out that they had two vintage of the Gudarra in stock.  The Gudarra is 100% Aglianico sourced from the Foragine and Le Cortiglie vineyards located at 1200 feet of elevation.  The vineyard was planted in 2001 and the fruit is typically harvested in late October.  It is fermented in stainless steel then aged for 12 months in 100% new French barriques.

These two vintages of Bisceglia are imported by Winebow.  The 2006 costs $19 and the 2007 costs $22 at MacArthurs.  While these are not the stunning value of the Terre di Vulcano, they are excellent wines worthy of trying and certainly worth the price.  I would recommend drinking the Terre di Vulcano while these vintages of Gudarra age.

2006 Bisceglia, Gudarra, Aglianico del Vulture, Basilicata
This wine has dark red fruit flavors, while related to the prune notes of the 2007, lean more towards black tea and dried herbs.  This is less fruit driven, instead offering up a drier, complex blend of herbs that are interesting to ponder.  This is approachable now but the flavors are controlled so I would either decant it ahead of time or age it to allow more expansion. *** Now-2017.

2007 Bisceglia, Gudarra, Aglianico del Vulture, Basilicata
This wine is riper than the 2006 with Jenn finding strong flavors of good prune.  In the mouth the dark, ripe fruit is gritty and presents a lot of up-front texture.  I found interesting notes of mushrooms and stones.  This flavorful wine leaves the impression of perfect balance between fruit, tannins, and acidity.  While it is enjoyable now, I suspect this vintage will develop for a few more years before hitting its stride and lasting for some time. **(*) 2014-2019.

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