- Gold - International Wine Challenge 2012
Valentino Sciotti (of Vesevo, Gran Sasso and other Farnese estates) took over this small co-operative in Basilicata in Acerenza in the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture zone in 2008...
Consultant winemaker, Alberto Antonini now works with talented young winemaker, Dennis Verdicchia, and together they managed to capture the character of the grapes and the zone superbly in the bottle.
The vineyards belonging to this estate are superb; low-trained and planted on the volcanic soils of the slopes of Mount Vulture at altitudes of up to 800 metres above sea level. The area is one of Italy`s most remote and poorest, isolated and uncontaminated and according to consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini, is like stepping back in time a few centuries.
Grapes are gently crushed and destemmed. The best grapes are then left to ferment in tanks made of fine french wood for about 5-6 months. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for about 15 months and then bottle aged for another 12 months.
Deep red in colour. Hints of blackberry and blackcurrants mix with spicy, balsamic notes on the nose. Great structure shines through in the mouth before a long, balsamic finish, and a persistent aftertaste.
|Consultant Winemaker||Alberto Antonini|
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