Category Archives: Coda di Volpe

2007 Tenuta Ponte Irpinia Coda di Volpe DOC

Platinum blond color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, clay, flint, applebutter, pear, nectarine, grass, lilac, no oak, but certain earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, nice integration of mineral, flower, and fruit, with good weight, and a good finish. This would kick serious butt with calamari, perhaps better on a beach anywhere, scungilli!    

2007 Tenuta Ponte Irpinia Coda di Volpe

I had this many months ago at a Small Vineyards tasting, loved it, and had been waiting for a nice summer day to try this. Today was the day. Coda di Volpe is an ancient from Campania, and unknown in the US. Beautiful nose, youthful, med+ intensity, melon, floral component, salty earth, mineral, lemongrass, and a soft citrus like creaminess. On the palate, dry, juicy fruit, mineral, flowers, real nice acidity, a medium body, and a nice finish. Busted out shrimp on the barbie seasoned with sea salt and pepper, it killed it.