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Aglianico Irpinia DOC

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Tasting Notes

Aglianico from Campania is sometimes called ‘the Barolo of the South‘, not because it tastes like Barolo but  because it is ageworthy and regal like Barolo. Brought to the region by the Greeks as far back as 800 BC: the name comes from the Greek Ellenico.

Aglianico is deep, intense ruby purple in color. This hearty red wine has rich aromas of black fruit such as blackcurrants and blackberries along with spicy notes of cocoa and smoke. The tannins are ripe, soft and make for a long, full-bodied texture yet balanced by good acidity which gives it a true sense of finesse. This robust red is a perfect match with grilled or braised red meat, osso buco, hearty legume-based soups and medium-aged herbed cheeses.

2013 Vintage rated 90 points by Wine Advocate - “This is an extracted and opulent expression of one of the boldest indigenous grapes in the Italian portfolio.’ M.L. (April 2015)

 

Winery

Nativ

Region

campania

Varietal

100% Aglianico

Location of Vineyards

Peternopoli, Irpinia

Altitude

450 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Volcanic origin rich in ash and minerals

Type of Cultivation

Guyot

Vinification

Pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature, maceration with regular pump-overs and punch-downs for approximately 20 days. Fermentation started with natural yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is carried out.

Aging

12 months in French oak barriques.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

18,000 bottles

Oenologist

Mario Ercolino