Terredora Aglianico

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Aglianico is a native Italian varietal that is widely di used in Campania and in Basilicata. It is of extremely ancient origin and some experts argue that it was cultivated in the early period of Roman history and was introduced to Italy by the Greeks at the time of the foundation of Cumae (the modern Cuma) or soon afterward. Terredora considers itself a guardian of this dynamic native varietal, producing signi cant quantities of the varietal at both the IGT and DOCG level. Winemaker: Paolo Mastroberardino Type: Red wine Varietals: Aglianico Vineyard Location: Irpinia Orientation: South-Southeast Elevation: 1,350 ft Trellising: Guyot Soil: Calcareous clay Vinification Maceration of the grapes, at 68°F, does not exceed seven days in order to obtain an excellent extraction of color without creating a heavy tannic structure Aging Process When the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are complete the wine is left to mature - part in stainless steel and part in small barrels for six months before returning to stainless steel tanks. Tasting Notes Color: Ruby red with violet reflections Bouquet: Shows black cherry, wild blackberry and plum fruit with a spicy, toasted overtone Flavor: Soft and elegant; long in the mouth with notes of mature red fruits and displays the structure necessary for long aging Pairings: Ideal with soups, even those which are meat based, cold cuts, white and red meats, roasts and mature cheeses Alcohol Content: 13% Serving Temperature: 61-68°F
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