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.

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