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Grape variety: 100% Aglianico.

Production area: Hillside vineyards in Carazita, Pesano and Brussineta, some of the most famous sites of the Taurasi DOCG growing area in the municipalities of Luogosano and Sant’Angelo all’Esca.

Altitude: 450 metres above sea level.

Soil type: Calcareous clay with evident volcanic outcrops.

Vinification: Grapes are handpicked in the first days of November, transported to the cellar and carefully selected before destemming. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in small stainless steel tanks and maceration on the skins last for about a month with manual pumping over and punching down. The wine is aged in French oak barriques and big barrels for 24 months, in cement tanks for another 24 months and finally in the bottles for at least a further 18 months before release.

Tasting note
Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet reflections.
Aroma: Notes of ripe fruit, black cherry and dried plum with elegant scents of old rose, moss and leather. Nutmeg and toasted wood complete the bouquet along with a hint of liquorice and aromatic herbs.
Taste: Full and enveloping but with great balance and silky tannins. A persistent and intense finish reminiscent of berry fruits and spices.

Food pairing: Excellent with hearty cuisine of all kinds, especially regional dishes of meat with succulent sauces, lamb dishes and seasoned cheeses. Best served at a temperature of 18°C. Open and decant the bottle an hour before serving.