(2006 Vintage) Grapes: Aglianico 90%, Cabernet-Sauvignon 10% Selection comes from the Minervino Murge (Ba) estate
Vinification: The different grape varieties are harvested at their optimal level of maturation and afterwards are vinified separately. After the destemming and soft pressing, maceration lasts 15 days in stainless steel tanks. During this phase, the alcoholic fermentation is completed at a temperature between 28°C (82°F) and 32°C (94°F). After the pressing and the maceration the wine will have completed the malolactic fermentation in barriques, made of ungarian oak, where is aged for 14 months, and then is aged in bottles for 6 months.
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/2014
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04