Aglianico Sannio 2016 D.O.C 13% (Red)
Farming of grapes: This wine is obtained from the Aglianico grape, grown in limestone-clay soils at an altitude of 150- 350 m.a.s.l. Located on the slopes of the Regional Park of Taburno-Camposauro. An espalier farming system is employed giving a yield of 110 hectares from vines with an average age of 20 years. The harvest takes place during the month of October.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand and conferred to the winery. There follows the de-stemming and soft pressing. The vinification is carried out by maceration with the skins, which are continuously re-submerged into the must for 20 days. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine is then aged in large oak casks for at least 6 months, finalising with maturation in the bottle.
Please note: DOC stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC), which translates in English to a controlled destination of origin. The results are wines that are produced in a specific, well-defined region. They have to follow a stricter process than an IGP and must adhere to the governing rules, only after this can they use the high-quality classification of a DOC.