Grape variety: 100% Aglianico del Vulture
Classification: D.O.C. Basilicata
Production area: Mount Vulture area, Venosa (PZ), Basilicata
Production year: 2017
Vineyard Altitude: mt 450 a.s.l.
Vineyard Area of the farm: 10 hectares approx.
Vineyard Giacitura: Hill
Year of planting: 1995
Training system: Espalier
Pruning: Simple Guyot
Planting density: No. 4,400 vines/Ha
Soil type: Soil of volcanic origin, loose and dry, with good structure, essentially tuffaceous and with the typical color of pozzolanic soils, also endowed with a good presence of minerals.
Harvest time: Second/third decade of October.
Harvesting: Performed by hand in boxes.
Grape yield per hectare: 70 q. li / Ha
Vinification: Destemming, followed by 15 to 20 days of maceration with the skins at a temperature of 23°/25° C.; alcoholic and malolactic fermentation carried out in barrels for 10 to 12 months.
Aging and maturation: Itis passed for a period of 10-12 months in barriques, then left to mature in stainless steel tanks until pre-bottling.
Time of bottling: Usually timed to coincide with the cool season of spring and then released after it has spent at least six months aging in the bottle.
Alcohol content: 14.5% Vol.
Aging capacity: 8 to maximum 10 years.
Age of maximum expression: After the third to fourth year after harvest.
Recommended serving temperature: 16° – 18° C.
Recommended pairings: Grilled meats, roasts, game and aged cheeses.
Organoleptic characteristics: Intense ruby red color 6 with hues tending toward orange as aging continues. Hints of ripe fruit, bitter almond, berries, chocolate and vanilla; elegant on the palate, round and soft: well structured with the presence of noble and ripe tannins.