Aglianico Campania IGP 2016
Grapes: 100% Aglianico
After the clusters are de- stemmed and pressed, the must is cold-macerated, then ferments for some 20 days at 20oC. The wine is then drawn off and completes the malolactic fermentation. In stainless steel, then a traditional stay in large ovals, followed by some 3 months’ bottle ageing. Rich in sandy clays, quartz sandstones, and fossil beds
Tasting Panel2016 vintage
Blue Lifestyle2016 vintage
Harvest 2016 started off mild in the spring, leading to a budding early of about 10 days. Discontinuous periods followed, characterized by sudden drops in temperature and frequent rains, which took to the recovery on the vegetative activity. May through June saw abundant rainfalls which caused an increase in the mildew risk, making the management of vineyards more challenging and demanding. However, focused attention and prevention led to healthy grapes which produced wines of usual quality and longevity. The flowering took place between the end of May and the beginning of June.
Appearing a shimmering red with purplish highlights, this Aglianico offers intense, long-lingering impressions of spice, wild blackberries, and ripe red berryfruit. The palate is warm, full-bodied, and velvet-smooth. This full-volumed wine, modern in style, demonstrates in an appealing and convincing fashion its intimate bond with its terroir of origin.
Charcuterie, pizza and poultry dishes.
GRAPES: 100% Aglianico
ACIDITY: 5.4 g/l
AGING: In large Slavonia oak casks and steel tank
points of distinction
- Aged for 3 months in steel and an additional 3 months in bottle
- 100% Aglianico
about the grape +
Aglianico is a black grape grown in the southern regions of Italy, mostly Basilicata and Campania. The vine originated in Greece and was brought to the south of Italy by Greek settlers
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