Grape variety: 100% Aglianico.
Production area: Hillside vineyards in Carazita and Pesano, two of the most famous sites in the Taurasi DOCG area located 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 harvested at full ripeness and transported to the cellar where they are carefully sorted before destemming. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures, and maceration on the skins lasts for about 20 days. The wine is then aged in French oak barriques for 12 months, in cement tanks for another 24 months and finally in the bottle for at least a further 12 months before release.
Colour: Dense ruby red with garnet reflections. Aroma: Aromas of red fruits and ripe berry fruit including cherry and blueberry, complemented by a spicy note of coffee and chocolate and a balsamic finish.
Taste: Deep and complex on the palate, with great refinement and elegance, intense and persistent.
Food pairing: Excellent with roasted meat dishes, game, ageing cheeses, sausages, braised and stuffed pasta and elaborate ethnic dishes. Best served at a temperature of 18°C. Open and decant the bottle an hour before serving.