Marco Tinessa Ognostro Taurasi

Marco Tinessa Ognostro Taurasi


Country: Italy

Region: Campania

Grapes: Aglianico

Vintage: 2018

Marco Tinessa’s winemaking career grew out of an obsession with natural wine and a love affair with the Campanian denomination of Taurasi. His debut project began with the acquisition of a single vineyard of Aglianico near Montemarano. Ognostro came to be thanks to the help of Marco’s mentor and friend, none other than the iconic Frank Cornelissen, whose eponymous winery in Sicily has become a standard bearer for Italian natural wines. So close was this partnership that Marco in fact vinified all of his wines in Frank’s cellar right up to the 2017 vintage.

Ognostro is Marco's Taurasi made from Aglianico grown in astonishingly low yields and aged partly in clay amphora. An exceptional Taurasi; powerful and heady with concentrated blue and black fruit, exotic spice, bergamot, lavender and tar. This is enchanting now but has a very long life ahead.