C. Tombacco - Aglianico - 2016
Grape variety 100% Aglianico
Flavour: excellent mouth entry, elegant and warm and fullbodied. Good length and persistence that leaves an enjoyable soft sensation and a pleasant mouth which asks for another sip. With nuances of cherry, plum and spice.
Origin: vineyards in the Benevento province
Winemaking: the winemaking of the Aglianico is made in a traditional manner through daily pumping over for the first 3-4 days after the harvest. After this initial phase then follows a lengthy daily pumping until the alcoholic fermentation is accomplished. The fermentation temperature is 25°C. When the alcoholic fermentation is over, the décuvage follows and the skins are softly pressed, in order to obtain the best conditions for the start of the malolactic fermentation. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked 2 or 3 times before being transferred partly into steel vats and partly into 500 liters tonneaus for the ageing process. After this, our enologist prepares the cuvée for the bottling of Aglianico I.G.T. Beneventano.
Alcohol content 14% vol.
Optimal serving temperature: 18-20° C
Gastronomic matches: Aglianico combines very well with all roasted red meats and aged cheeses.
Storage and ageing: storage in a cool dry place is recommended, as the aging process for this important wine can last more than 6 years.
Colour: dark, deep, rub red, with clear purplish tones.
Bouquet: this wine is clear and complex, with enjoyable hints of cherry and red berries fragrance, followed by a
marked vanilla and spicy note.