Grape variety: Aglianico del Vulture in purity
Classification: DOC Basilicata
Year of production: 2017
Production area: Monte Vulture area, Venosa (PZ), Basilicata
Altitude of the vineyard : mt. 400 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: N. 4,400 plants / Ha
Type of soil: 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: 80 quintals / Ha
Vinification: crushing and destemming, followed by 10-15 days of maceration with the skins at a temperature of 25 ° / 25 ° C .; alcoholic and majolactic fermentation carried out in thermocontrolled stainless steel tanks.
Refinement and maturation: it is spent for a period of 8-10 months in new French oak barriques and tonneaux, 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.
Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
Aging potential: from 8 to a maximum of 10 years.
Period of maximum expression: after the third, fourth year after the 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.