Cosimo Taurino (Guagnano)

We had been looking for a new Puglian for three or four years and visited Cosimo Taurino’s stand at Vinitaly in April 2023. In 1970 Cosimo Taurino was the first grower to make serious, (at that time) modern red wines in the region. His Notarpanaro became the benchmark. Cosimo died in 1999 since when his daughter Rosanna and her husband Dr Fernando Antonio Bella have continued to carry the flame. Current vintages of Notarpanaro and Salice Salento are 2015. Mature, deep, (now) old school – we love them.