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
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
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.
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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