Grape variety : Aglianico
Classification: IGP Basilicata
Production area: Monte Vulture area, Venosa (PZ), Basilicata
Year of production : 2019
Altitude of the vineyard : mt. 400 above sea level
Vineyard area of the company : about 10 hectares
Position of the vineyards : hills
Planting year : 2000
Training system : espalier
Pruning : simple Guyot
Plant density : N. 4,400 plants / Ha
Soil type : soil of volcanic origin, loose and dry, with a good structure, essentially tufaceous and with the typical color of pozzolanic soils, also endowed with a good presence of minerals.
Harvest period : first ten days of October.
Harvest : done by hand in crates.
Yield of grapes per hectare : 90 quintals / Ha
Vinification : crushing and destemming, followed by 8-10 days of maceration with the skins at a temperature of 23 ° / 25 ° C alcoholic and majolactic fermentation carried out in thermocontrolled stainless steel tanks.
Refinement and maturation : it is spent for a period of 6-8 months in new French oak tonneaux.
Bottling period : it is usually made to coincide with the cool spring season and is subsequently put on the market after at least three months of bottle aging.
Alcoholic content : 13% Vol.
Aging potential : from 8 to a maximum of 10 years.
Period of maximum expression : after the second, third year after harvest.
Recommended serving temperature: 16 ° -18 ° C.
Recommended pairings : meats in general, appetizers, first courses and cheeses.
Organoleptic characteristics : intense ruby red color with shades tending to orange with the prolongation of the aging phase. Hints of berries, cherry and bitter almond: elegant and fresh on the palate, well structured and rightly tannic.
Awards : AWC Vienna 2018 – silver medal; Wine and Music 2018 – silver medal.