Grape variety: 100% Aglianico del Vulture
Classification: DOC Riserva Basilicata
Year of production: 2011
Production area: Monte Vulture area, Venosa (PZ), Basilicata
Altitude of the vineyard: mt. 450 above sea level
Vineyard area of the company: about 10 hectares
Position of the vineyards: hills
Planting year: 1995
Training system: espalier
Pruning: simple Guyot
Plant density: 5,000 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: second / third decade of October.
Harvest: done by hand in crates.
Yield of grapes per hectare: 50 quintals / Ha
Vinification: crushing and destemming, followed by 15-20 days of maceration with the skins at a temperature of 23 ° / 25 ° C .; alcoholic and malolactic fermentation carried out in French oak barrels for 2 years.
Refinement and maturation: it is spent for a period of 24 months in French oak barrels, then it is left to mature in stainless steel tanks until the pre-bottling phase.
Bottling period: it is usually made to coincide with the cool spring season and is subsequently released on the market after at least six months of bottle aging.
Alcoholic content: 15% Vol.
Aging potential: from 8 to maximum 12 years.
Period of maximum expression: after the sixth year after harvest.
Recommended serving temperature: 16 ° -18 ° C.
Recommended pairings: grilled meats, roasts, game and aged cheeses.
Organoleptic characteristics: intense ruby red color with shades tending to orange with the prolongation of the aging phase. 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.
Awards : Wine and Music 2018 – Grand Gold Medal