100% Aglianico from Campania, Italy. Sustainably farmed.
IN A NUTSHELL: Aged for one year, this is a youthful expression of Aglianico. The name Re di More, meaning ‘King of Blackberries,” refers to the profile of this grape when vinified into a young wine. Two biotypes of Aglianico are selected for this bottling, grown on the Mirabella Eclano estate vineyard, an ungrafted, 100-year-old property.
ABOUT: The Mirabella Eclano estate is the main estate owned by the Mastroberardino family, in the heart of the Taurasi DOCG area. The epicenter of Aglianico production, research and experimentation, this estate is spread over several hills with different exposures and is dedicated to the production of red grapes on slopes with soils containing a greater presence of organic and volcanic matter, as well as white grapes grown in soils containing more limestone and clay.
Vineyards are South-West facing. Deep and sandy loam soils include traces of limestone, clay and some volcanic matter, and is well-draining. The vineyard sits at 400 m a.s.l and has an average vine age of 10 years. The vines are Espalier-trained and Cordon Spur-pruned and planted at a density of about 5,000 vines/ha (2,000 vines/acre). Yields average 5,000 kg/ha (or 4,460 lbs/acre) and 1 kg/vine (or 2.20 lbs/vine).
VINIFICATION: Manual harvest takes place at the end of October. Fermentation in stainless steel is followed by a long maceration period at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 12 months in barriques, followed by an additional six months in bottle.
TASTING NOTES: Deep Ruby red color. Complex and intense, with notes of Red, Blue and Black fruits, especially Blueberries, Blackberries & Raspberries, and Spice notes such as Vanilla, Tobacco, Cocoa and Coffee. Remerakably elegant & well-structured, with a long persistence and remarkably soft tannins (though still robust, with good grip) on the palate. Minerally & complex with an ethereal finish. Enjoy this wine now, or hold for up to 3 years.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair this wine with Red Meat dishes - especially Bolognese or Pastas w/ Red Meat & Tomato – Game, Well-Marbled Beef, Lamb, Duck, Goose, Beef, and Mature cheeses. This wine will pair exceptionally well with anything off the Grill.