Oasi degli Angeli Kupra 2017
(not yet reviewed, 2010 review for reference)
94 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, March 2016
Here is Grenache like you've never tasted it. The 2010 Kupra offers a fascinating portrait of this Rhône Valley protagonist. Here in the Marche (Central Italy) - and thanks to the signature style of Oasi degli Angeli - the grape shows a denser and sweeter personality than you might get elsewhere. Those variety-specific aromas of wild berry, tin can and licorice powder are in full swing. But the intensity is taken up a notch or two. The ensemble is delicate and complex with moist earth, crushed granite and Indian spice. The finish is super silky and smooth. The wine is fermented in cement vat and aged in oak for 30 months.
Oasi degli Angeli, owned by Eleonora Rossi and Marco Casolanetti, is a winery that definitely marches to the beat of its own drum. Of the handful of producers in the Marche focused on Grenache, Oasi degli Angeli shows the most impressive results. The Kupra is 100% Bordò grapes (a Grenache biotype).
- Monica Larner