Vintage: 2011
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Campania
Appellation: Taurasi
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Aglianico
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Vineyards from around the town of Taurasi.
Orientation: 350-400m in elevation.
Soil: Volcanic clay.
Viticulture: 3,500 plants per hectare. 20-50 year-old vines.
Vinification: Long maceration in steel for about one month.
Aging: Aged eighteen months in tonneau followed by six months in stainless steel and twelve months in the bottle before release.
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 94
Deep ruby. Ripe black cherry, flint and herbs on the profound, complex nose. Bright, dense and rich; lively acidity lifts the almost decadently ripe red cherry fruit, nicely framed by sweet, polished tannins. Finishes long and ripe with a bright, refreshing floral nuance. Outstanding Taurasi that manages the neat trick of being remarkably concentrated yet very light on its feet. Bravo!