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Aglianico del Vulture DOC ‘Arberesko’

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Tasting Notes

Arberesko is the big brother to Siir. It refers to the name of the ancient Greek-Albanian population of the region who cultivated vines there in the 1400’s. 100% Aglianico from older vines, this is the perfect example of why Aglianico is often referred to as the Barolo of the South.

Generous in aromas of red berry fruit and stylish floral hints. Elegant but also gutsy and determined on the palate supported by sweet tannins and minerality deriving from the volcanic soils. Enjoy with hearty meat dishes, roasts, bbq and braised meat.

2010 vintage rated 91 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine and 91 points by Wine Advocate

2011 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Advocate and 91 points by Wine Enthusiast

2012 vintage rated 91 points Wine Spectator, 90 points Wine Enthusiast

2013 vintage rated 92 points Wine Spectator

Winery

San Martino

Region

Basilicata

Varietal

100% Aglianico

Location of Vineyards

Forenza (Vulture)

Altitude

450/500 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

100% Certified Organic

Soil

Volcanic, gravelly clay

Type of Cultivation

Plants are kept at 50 cm from the ground with one-sided Guyot system. High density planting (6,000 to 8,000 plants per hectar) is common and has historical roots in the Vulture area.

Vinification

Harvest is carried out manually and each vineyard is harvested separately. Soft pressing and fermentation is done in stainless steel over a preriod of 8-18 days. Yeasts are indigenous.

Aging

Aged for 12 months in used Tonneau and Barrique. Not clarified, just filtered before bottling.

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

15,000 bottles

Oenologist

Lorenzo Piccin