For over two thousand years the vine has flourished on the hills of the Calore valley, one of the areas of Italy where some of the most extraordinary wines in the world are born. The natural and millenary isolation of the people has contributed to the conservation of the ancient native vines, which have come to us also thanks to the enlightened work of the Benedictines of the Monastery of Montevergine (XII century) who, with genius, have combined aromas, shades, contrasts, contributing to improve the practice of cultivation and winemaking in medieval times. Among the most prestigious reds in Italy, the harmonious combination of the Aglianico grape and the production areas give to Taurasi Vigne Verginiana exceptional structure, complexity and longevity.
Grape: 100% Aglianico.
Production area: own vineyards in the area of Lapio and Montemiletto.
Winemaking: the selected grapes are picked up towards the end of October and the beginning of November and have an alcoholic vinification with a maceration of about 14 days. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is let maturing in little barriques for al least 18 months, and, then in bottle for at least 24 months.
Tasting notes: ruby color with purple reflections, with scents of fruity and spicy notes, in the range of riping fruits, spices, it evolves in interesting aromas of leather, balsamic, vanilla and licorice. Elegant wine, with a notable structure, with a long persistence of pleasant notes of red fruits aftertaste. A very long life wine.
Food pairings: ideal with ragù, red meat, salumi, aged cheeses and dark chocolate.
Serve at 18°- 20°C.
243. CARTULA OBLATIONIS
1137 - November, ind. I, Montefusco
Proserpina, Umberto’s daughter, Lord of Atripalda, on receiving the news of her husband’s death, falling in the war between King Ruggiero and Count Rainulfo, near Siponto, asked Alberto, rector and custodian of the church of Santa Maria in Montevergine, to send some faithful persons to the land of Apulia to collect the mortal remains of her husband and ensure him an honorable burial in the sanctuary; at the same time, she offered the Abbey a vineyard outside Montefusco Castle, in a locality named Sant’Angelo, near Marcopio.
(Original, PARCHMENT N. 239, 215x425 mm; written from Benevento).