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Vigna Cataratte Aglianico del Taburno Riserva DOCG 2015

£29.04

Aglianico is sometimes known as the “Barolo of the south”. The wines have powerful tannins and acidity, and age very well, developing complexity in the bottle, but are much less expensive than Barolos of comparable quality. This wine has won several awards. 

 

Area of production: Taburno, Campania

Producer: Fontanavecchia

Grape Variety: Aglianico

Altitude: 300 m a.s.l.

Soil:  Argillaceous with lime-rich marlstone outcrops

Harvest: Late October

Vinification: Temperature-controlled maceration, 12 days’ fermentation

Maturation: 18 months in French oak barriques

 

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE:

Appearance: garnet red

Nose: aromas of cherry, plum, violet, vanilla, leather, clove, smoke

Palate: powerful, full-bodied with notes of wild berries, black pepper, tobacco, liquorice, tar, balsamic notes

Food pairing: A big wine for big, rich meat- or vegetable-based dishes.

Serving temperature: 16-18˚ C.

 

Awards:

Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021: 4 stars and crown 

La Guida ai Vini d’Italia VITAE, AIS, 2021: 4 Viti

Bibenda 2021, I Migliori Vini d’Italia: 5 Grappoli

Winemag 2021: “Red fruit on the nose, full and fruity but very smooth. Violets and touches of warm spice. Perfect on the palate, balanced, very young despite the year. Tannin present but elegant. Leathery tertiary flavours on the finish.”

Slow Wine 2021: Top Wine. “Full on the nose: prune and blood-orange, cocoa, black pepper. Elegant and balanced palate, slightly smoky finish.”

 

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