SANTO STEFANO AGLIANICO DOC
L’Aglianico a vine of remote birth, known for its exceptional oenological prerogatives, belongs to the very limited group of vines suitable for giving wines of superior quality.
"Santo Stefano" is the result of the vinification of grapes coming exclusively from the estate's vineyards.
Red wine with intense ruby red color.
Aroma to berries and sour cherries with a complex bouquet of spices and liquorice.
In the palate it’s a red wine with good body, complete on the palate with ripe and elegant tannins.
Very good wine for pairing with game, red meat and aged cheeses.
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Italian Wine from Campania
Grapes: 100% Aglianico.
Vineyards located in the hilly area of the municipalities of Luogosano, Sant'Angelo all'Esca and Taurasi.
Altitude: 350 m s.l.m.
Type of soil: Clay and limestone on average deep with evident volcanic outcrops
The grapes are harvested when fully ripe, then transported to the winery, selected by hand and destemmed.
The fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature and the maceration with the skins lasts about 2 weeks.
Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and then for 24 months in cement tanks and finally at least 6 months in bottle.
Color: intense ruby red.
Aroma: berries and sour cherries with a complex bouquet of spices and liquorice.
Taste: with good body, complete on the palate with ripe and elegant tannins.
It goes well with game, red meat and aged cheeses.
Best served at a temperature of 18 ° C / 20 ° C. Uncork the bottle an hour before serving.
The Grapes Aglianico
Aglianico is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is known to produce full-bodied red wines that show musky berry flavors with firm tannins and good aging potential. Even when grown in hot climates, Aglianico is capable of reaching high levels of acidity, which makes it a particularly useful vine in the Mediterranean.
The structure and richness of Aglianico make it a popular grape for blending in southern Italy. In Campania, it is frequently blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the production of some IGT wines. Further east in Basilicata, the sole DOC wine in the region, Aglianico del Vulture, is produced from Aglianico grapes grown on the volcanic slopes of Monte Vulture.
In their youth Aglianico wines tend to be very tannic and concentrated, especially if adverse weather conditions force producers to harvest their crop before it has achieved complete ripeness. A few years of aging has a favorable impact on the wine and helps the tannins to soften and the fruit profile to emerge. Aglianico wines are typically garnet-red, fading to terracotta tones after sufficient time in bottle.
Aglianico vines prefer warm, dry conditions, and therefore the grape has been trialed in California and Riverina, Australia. It ripens late even in these warm climates, with the best examples offering aromas of chocolate and plum.
Grape also known as Agliatica, Ellenico, Ellanico, Gnanico and Uva Nera.
- 6 bottles