Why Buy: It almost defies comprehension that a wine this powerful, this structured, this age-worthy could be had for $41 a bottle, but that's the wonder of Taurasi. Donnachiara has once again delivered us a gorgeous gift with its 2019 Taurasi Riserva, born of the volcanic, high-elevation soils of Campania.


What They're Saying: Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate, in a 93-point rave, highlighted its “naturally rich concentration that fuels a rich, soft texture,” and went on to commend the “intensity of this wine and the manner in which its many, robust flavors come seamlessly together.”


The Story: When it comes to age-worthy, opulent Italian reds, you may immediately think of Barolo or Brunello—and while you’d be correct, you’d be remiss to forget about Taurasi. A recent Forbes article called this appellation “Italy’s Unsung Great Red'' and continued to note how the wines offer “exceptional quality [that] can age gracefully for decades, just like its more famous counterparts. Make no mistake, Taurasi is one of Italy’s essential wines.” Taurasi hails from a zone of 17 communes in the Irpinia province (also known as Avellino) in the southern region of Campania, which boasts a treasure trove of native grape varieties that have begun to attract the attention of top sommeliers and wine enthusiasts. One of our perennial favorite producers, Donnachiara has been producing wines in the Apennine foothills since 2000, and the portfolio of wines continues to garner accolades and press from top publications for the unbeatable value.


Our Tasting Notes: From its explosive, red and black-fruited aromatics to its intense and persistent mid-palate to its unexpectedly fresh finish, this is a wine that keeps impressing itself upon you. And keeps unfolding, too, revealing a wealth of nuances and discoveries to make as you go.


What to Pair It With: Roasted lamb, pan-seared duck, standing rib roast, pasta Bolognese, matured cheeses, charcuterie.


Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured: your wine will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2024. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, KS, MI, MN, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, December 7th, 2023.