After Stemming and pressing of bunches, the must is given a cold maceration on the skins, then ferments slowly at 79° F. Afterward the wine macerates on the skins for over 20 days, with daily pumpovers and délestages. Malolactic fermentation follows.

91 Points
Wine Advocate
2017 vintage
90 Points
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The beginning of the year was characterized by very low temperatures, which caused the thermal average of the period to drop by a few degrees. The months of February and March, on the other hand, were marked by mild temperatures, as well as the spring which passed with a little rainy climate and above average temperature values, determining the conditions for an early bud break.In the first ten days of April, however, there was a drop in temperatures, in the days between April 19-22, night frosts caused problems for the more developed shoots. Since the end of April, the return of high pressure has resulted in a stable phase of good weather with significant temperature rises and low rainfall which have made it possible to partially recover the damage caused by frosts at least for future years. The flowering phase ran smoothly.The summer was very hot and dry. A long period of drought put a strain on the vineyards which had to undergo an extraordinary heat wave reaching its peak in August. 2017 was therefore the driest year of the last 15 years which, together with the late frosts, recorded an average drop in production of 30% . From a phytosanitary point of view, the dry climate did not favor the spread of ampelopathies and made it possible to considerably limit the number of defense interventions and to deliver perfectly healthy grapes to the cellar. The quality is good with several points of excellent and some excellent for the grapes that have benefited from emergency irrigation or grown in less exposed and cooler areas.
Tasting Note
Elegant, rich of velvet tannins with wild cherries, blackberry, spicy vanilla and tobacco scents. The palate is full, with an elegant texture and Kinely balanced.
Food Pairing
Ideal for barbecue or meat-based pasta dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Aglianico
PH: 3.66
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 50% aged in Allier oak small barrels, 50% aged in Slavonian oak large casks, for 12 months. Followed by 12 months of maturation in bottle.
Unique Selling Points
  • An elegant example of Taurasi
  • Aged for 18 months in oak casks and barriques and an additional 12 months in bottle

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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