Terra del Varo , Irpinia Aglianico Doc

The ancient Greeks decided to plant the Aglianico vine – then called Vitis Hellenica – on the soil of the Irpinia area. Aglianico grapes mature late and gradually and are harvested from mid-October to November. The characteristics of the Irpinia’s slopes, which are high altitude and the differences of temperature allow a long ripeness of the Aglianico grape variety.

Vine varieties: 85% Aglianico, 15% Merlot

Production area: our vineyards are located in the hilly area comprising the municipalities of Luogosano (Carazita), S. Angelo All’Esca and Taurasi. Altitude: 350 meters a.s.l

Soil type: clayey – calcareous.

Vinification: the grapes, hand-picked from the end of October to the beginning of November, are selected in the vineyard and in the cellar. A pre-fermentation cold maceration follows to optimise the extraction of fruity aromas and colour. Once alcoholic fermentation is finished, 50% of the wine is matured in barrels, 50% in stainless steel vats where it is left to age for six months. Ageing takes place in the bottle for 3 months.

Organoleptic features: colour: deep ruby red; nose: aromas of blackberry, red currant and ripe black cherry with pleasant spicy and vanilla notes.mouth: soft, structured on the palate with velvety tannins.

Food match: particularly suitable to accompany roast meats, games and hard cheeses. Serve at a temperature of 16-18°C. Uncork bottle one hour before serving.

Training system: spurred cordon
Yield: 70 ql/ha
Production: 40.000 bottles.
Availability: July
Alcohol content: 13% by vol.
Total acidity: 6
Reducing sugars: 1,5 g/l