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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.

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