Aglianico del Vulture , 2012 Carato Venusio Superiore DOCG by Cantina di Venosa

Grape Variety: Aglianico 100%.

Vine Training and Planting Density per ha: with about 5,000 plants.

Vineyards age:  40 years.

Vineyards Altitude: 450 – 450 meters a. s. l.

 Yield per ha:  5 – 6 t.

Production Area:​ The Aglianico D.O.C. area, in the province of Potenza, including the territory of 15 communes, in particular Venosa, famed as the birthplace of Horace.

Vintage period: ​​​From 5th November, after a brief overripening of the grapes.

Harvesting Method:​ The grapes are picked by hand during the first hours of the day, put in 12-15 kilo boxes and immediately transported to the winery.

Vinification:​ Vinification in small fermenters and pellicular maceration at controlled temperaturesfrom 23° to 26° C for about 12 days, finishing of the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Refining: In small 225 l French oak barriques for 18 months and in the bottle for at least 12 months.

Organoleptic characteristics and technical commentsA wine of a notable structure, elegant, modern and well-balanced, presents: colour deep ruby red tending to garnet. Bouquet:​ vinous with delicate characteristic and spicy underbrush marks. Palate:​ ​dry, full and savoury, pleasantly tannic and velvety.                                          

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