The young and talented Sabino “Sammy Bruno” Loffredo has quickly gained a reputation within Italy and beyond for some of the best Greco and Fiano wines around; his Greco, in particular, is considered by many to be the single best example of this variety. You might say Sabino has certainly lived up to his award of “Up and coming winery of the year 2006” in the Gambero Rosso.
Loffredo’s wines are nothing like the the extremely ripe, residual examples that are frequently associated with this area, but rather tight, serious, focused and extremely mineral. Sabino himself, however, is more of an extrovert.
The Greco displays a restrained floral nose, white fruits and a long mineral palate with great acidity and definition. By Sabino’s own admission, it’s a wine that he feels will provide so much more for those who have the patience to wait.
The Fiano has power, complexity and restraint, herbal and mineral notes with texture, great acid backbone and length.
The red Taurasi, made with the noble Aglianico grape, like the whites, shows restraint but plenty of class and flesh; earth, red stewed fruits and animal notes culminate with a long white peppery finish.