Grape Variety: 100% Aglianico
Wine-making techniques: The maceration of the grapes, at 24-25°C, does not exceed 7 days in order to obtain an excellent extraction of colour without creating a heavy tannic structure. The wine also maintaining good aromatic freshness as it sees because of ageing shared in wood and stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes: A medium-bodied dense ruby/purple red wine that makes attractive drinking as a young wine. In the glass the wine is a bright dark cherry red with spicy aromas of ripe red berries, violets and a slight gamey character. A young easy to drink style of wine it has soft berry flavours and soft subtle oak characters. It has a delightfully finish.
Food pairings: It accompanies traditional Mediterranean dishes including sliced meats, soups and pasta dishes, lasagna, white meats and light main courses. Serve at 18°C.
2010: Best Value – The New Times, online, Jun 2013
2010: The International Wine Challenge 2012 – bronze
2009: 88+ points – The Wine Advocate, Jun 2011: “A gorgeous wine, expecially for the money”
2009: 90 points – Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Mar/Apr 2011
2008: 90 points – The Wine Advocate, Aug 2010
2007: 87 points – The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, April 2009
2007: The International Wine Challenge 2009 – bronze
2007: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 – bronze
2006: Wine Spectator Wine Pick of the Day, Jun 10th, 2008
2006: Vinitaly 2008, Concorso Enologico Internazionale – commended
2005: Wine Spectator Wine Pick of the Day, Jan 8th, 2008
2005: Decanter World Wine Awards 2007 – bronze
2004: The International Wine Challenge 2006 – silver