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.
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.