(2010 Vintage) The clusters are picked when they are perfectly ripe. After destemming and crushing of the clusters, the must ferments with an intense maceration with the skins. Malolactic fermentation follows in traditional oak casks and in second and third use barriques
ethereal smell. birch, wet leaves, evergreen, cherry, ash tastes like catholic church wine at first . gave me a 30 yr flash back. surprisingly light considering high tannin pucker-up. shroomy and soily beyond the initial fruity and rosy stuff. pretty compelling. glass 2 ready for take off.
Very nice aglianico for the price. Would order again.
Wine & Spirits(2003 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06