Aglianico Irpinia D.o.c. – Il Principio- REDS

Grape Variety: 100 % Aglianico
Production area: Our own vineyards in Montemiletto
Wine-making techniques: Selected grapes are fermented and macerated for an average of 8 days. When the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are complete the wine is left to mature in small barrels of American oak for 8 months.
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red with violet reflections, it shows black cherry, wild blackberry and plum fruit flavours with a spicy, toasted overtone. Soft and elegant, it is surprisingly long in the mouth with notes of mature red fruits and displays the structure necessary for long ageing.
Food pairings: Ideal with soups, even those which are meat based, cold cuts, white and red meat, roasted or boiled and mature cheeses. Serve at 18°C.

2006 : The International Wine Challenge 2009 – bronze
2006: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 – bronze
2005: Decanter World Wine Awards 2007 – bronze
2003: Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 – silver
2003: The International Wine Challenge 2006 – bronze
2000: 90 points, International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 2003