The Aglianico was formerly appreciated also for the “unload” version. Andrea Bacci, in the “Natural wines history” (1596), speaking about Aglianico wrote: “…grapes not too much dark…with a medium consistency juice”. Also Lancerio (historian and geographer of the XVI century and personal taster for the Pope Paolo III Farnese) about the Aglianico wrote: “…Such wines are full of colours, there are also unloaded wines much better and more soft…these wines His Holiness likes to drink…”
Grapes: 100% Aglianico del Vulture. It is a rosè wine for the “red wines lovers”, for its marked personality. Also knowed as: “ the summer’s red wine”.
Harvest time: manually in the first decade of October when the technological maturity is complete (the sugar concentration), but not the phenolic maturity.
Vinification: maceration of maximum 48 hours with the skin and vinification at controlled
temperature in steel tanks, it also goes through the malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 1 year in second/third passage french oak barriques or tonneaux.
Color: bright rosè.
Nose: to the nose it reveals notes of fresh red fruit on a spicy carpet.
Palate: a fresh and full taste characterized by constant fruity and flowery notes.
Matching Suggestions: it is very versatile, ideal with fish or meat depending on the serving
temperature, also ideal with pizza!
Serving Temperature: 12-16°C, can be served chilled or at room temperature depending on the food