Grape varieties: 85% Aglianico, 15% Merlot
Production area: Hillside vineyards in the municipalities of Luogosano, Sant’ Angelo all’Esca and Taurasi.
Altitude: 350 metres above sea level
Soil type: Limestone clay with volcanic elements
Vinification: The grapes are picked by hand, with selection taking place first in the vineyard and then in the cellar. After de-stemming, there is a pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature with maceration on the skins for about ten days. The wine is aged for 24 months in concrete tanks with a further six months’ ageing in bottle before release.
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Aroma: Cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of black pepper and bitter cocoa, upon a pleasant background of sweet spices.
Taste: Soft, with elegant tannins and a lingering finish recalling fruits of the forest, cherry and spicy notes.
Food pairing: Particularly well-suited to appetisers of cold mates and cheeses, pasta with sauce, roast meat dishes and pizza with rich sauces and flavours. Best served at a temperature of 16-18°C.