2012 CANTINA DEL TABURNO AGLIANICO
$31.95

Producer: Cantina del Taburno

Grape: Agliancio

Pronunciation: ‘arl-lee-ann-eeco”

Region: Benevento, Campania

Zone: DOC of Agliancio del Taburno

Producer Info:

Situated next to the mountain of Taburno, Cantina del Taburno sits at an average elevation of 300m above sea level. Warm days and cool nights, coupled with the elevation, mean Cantina del Taburno produces native varieties (like Falanghina, Fiano and Aglianico) with brilliant results. Somehow this large organisation continues to produce wines with a sense of place, each of the varieties with their own trademark left by the Campania countryside

Tasting note:

This lovely clear expression of the Aglianico grape, from higher vineyards, has ripe raisin, prune, dark plum fruits with notes of tobacco and spice. There’s a smooth, even palate with earthy savoury flavours and a real acid lift at the end. Great, versatile all-rounder red.

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: Clay and calcareous marl

Production: The clusters are picked when they are perfectly ripe. After destemming and crushing of the clusters, the must ferments with an intense maceration with the skins. Malolactic fermentation follows in traditional oak casks and in second and third use barriques

Alcohol (%) 13%