2017 Vigneti del Vulture Aglianico
At the very bottom of Italy is the region of Basilicata where winemaking pre-dated the settling of Rome. While no one is sure, the Aglianico grape seems to have been native to the area dating back to the sixth century BC. The area is mountainous and dry but cool allowing for the grapes to develop a lovely personality.
The color is an intense deep ruby while the bouquet is ample, with dominant notes of bitter cherry, candied fruit, aromatic herbs and distant hints of vanilla and thyme. The flavor has an exceptional, powerful and imperious personality, with warm elegant undertones of spices and cream. This is a wine with marked minerality and flavor, characteristics that give it extraordinary balance and drinkability.
Grapes are handpicked in selected vineyards. The best grapes are chosen and are then gently crushed and destemmed. Pre-fermentative maceration is carried out at a temperature of about 4-5° for 5 days. Then the grapes undergo fermentation at a temperature of 22-24°C. The wine is put into barrels for eight to ten months, depending on the age of the wood, after malolactic fermentation.
1,300-1,800 feet above sea level.
Volcanic soil rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff.
From vineyards located near Venosa, Maschito and Rapolla
100% Aglianico del Vulture
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