Wine Details

Rocca Del Principe Taurasi DOCG "Aurelia"

Made from 100% Aglianico, the most noble of southern Italian red grape varieties, coming from the Contrada Campore vineyard. The Taurasi Aurelia is aged 24 months in oak, followed by an additional 12 in bottle, resulting in a complex and well-balanced wine with excellent aging potential. The nose offers typical aromas of dried cherry, black licorice, tobacco and dried herbs while the full mouth is supported by linear tannins and smoky mineral notes for a lingering, spicy finish.



Rocca Del Principe


Taurasi DOCG


100% Aglianico

Number of bottles produced:

3,000 bottles

Production area:

Contrada Campore (Lapio)


500-600 meters (1,640-1,968 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

20 years


2,000 kg/ha



Vine density:

3,000 plants/ha


Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks; maceration on the skins for 25 days and malolactic fermentation


Stainless steel tanks for 6 months followed by 12 months in French oak barriques and 12 months in 20 hL Slavonian oak casks; 12 months in bottle before release

Alcohol content:



Clay-rich limestone and yellow marls

Time of harvest:

Late October



Recent press reviews


Rocca Del Principe Taurasi DOCG "Aurelia" 2018

Wine Enthusiast (90)- "Text of review to be released May 2023"


Rocca Del Principe Taurasi DOCG "Aurelia" 2017

Vinous Media (93)- "The 2017 Taurasi Aurelia is deep and rich, with masses of black cherries, plums and tobacco complemented by cloves, cinnamon and a lifting hint of mint. This is elegant in feel, casting silky textures with ripe red and black berries across the palate, giving way to sweet and savory spices, and fine tannins that slowly saturate. There’s so much intensity and concentration here that you hardly realize just how structured and youthfully clenched the 2017 Aurelia is today, as hints of bitter dark chocolate and salted licorice slowly fade. Don’t be fooled by its decadent bouquet and vivid fruit; this sleeping giant needs cellaring to show its best."


Rocca Del Principe Taurasi DOCG "Aurelia" 2016

Vinous Media (92)- "The 2016 Taurasi Aurelia shows the more earthy and animal characteristics of Taurasi, as musky black cherry gives way to savory herbs and mineral tones, with balsamic spice and hints of sous bois. It floods the palate with silky textures, which are quickly contrasted by sour cherry, yet gaining energy and lift as vibrant acids stimulate the senses. The finish is long and structured with an acid twang, showing all the qualities of a young Taurasi that’s geared for the cellar, as its spicy red fruits slowly fade."