Garnet red in colour. The nose has layered, highly complex aromas with hints of underbrush, violets and cocoa. The full body has a sweet red fruit character with delicate oak nuances. Fruit notes linger on the finish.
Valentino Sciotti (of Vesevo, Gran Sasso and other Farnese estates) took over this small co-operative in Basilicata in Acerenza in the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture zone in 2008. Consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini, now works with talented young Dennis Verdicchia, and together they managed to capture the character of the grapes and the zone superbly in the bottle. According to Alberto, this is a beautiful area, isolated and uncontaminated, and almost like stepping back in time a few.. read more
On arrival at the winery the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed then the must fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at temperatures up to 30-32°C. Frequent, gentle pumping over took place during fermentation and maceration which lasted approximately 30 days. Judicious oak influence softened the naturally high tannins after which the wine remained in tank until bottling.