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SANTO STEFANO

IRPINIA CAMPI TAURASINI DOC

Grape variety
100% Aglianico

Production area
Hillside vineyards in the municipalities of Luogosano, Sant’Angelo all’Esca and Taurasi.

Altitude
350 metres above sea level

Soil type
Calcareous clay with evident volcanic outcrops

Vinification
The grapes are harvested at full ripeness, then transported to the cellar, selected by hand and destemmed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, and skin maceration lasts for about two weeks. The wine is aged in French oak barriques for 12 months, for a further 24 months in concrete tanks and at least another six months in bottle before release.

Tasting note
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Aroma: Fresh berry and cherry fruit aromas with a complex bouquet of spice and liquorice. Taste: Full-bodied and complete with ripe and elegant tannins.

Food pairing
Well-suited to wild game meats, game birds and seasoned cheeses. Best served at a temperature of 18-20°C. Open the bottle an hour before serving.

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