Piano del Cerro Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Grown in the Maschito, Irsina and Acerenza areas of the Basilicata region, just a few miles southeast of the extinct Vulture volcano. Colonized by the Greeks around 7th century B.C., the area is rich in ancient folklore and myth. Mostly hilly and mountainous, it is wedged between the two seas of the Mediterranean basin and is one of the country’s least populated areas; the climate is mostly continental.
Hand-harvested grapes from select vineyards are pre-fermented and macerated at controlled temperatures. The wine ages in stainless steel and barrique. Lovely structure and ripe tannins make for a young and appealing version of a noble wine.
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Most recent awards
- 2015 | Wine Advocate90
- 2013 | Wine Spectator90
- 2013 | Ultimate Wine Challenge95
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22-24 °C (71.6-75.2 °F)
Cap punching every 6 hours
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Venosa, Maschito, and Rapolla
Volcanic soil, rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff
500-600 meters (1,640-1,969 feet) above sea level
4 tons per hectare
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Intense crimson red in color, the nose shows pleasing notes of blackberry jam and blackcurrant integrated by spicy and balsamic nuances. Lovely structure and persistent, balsamic finish.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Pairs well with all meat dishes and aged cheese.