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The Winebow Group

Tréje Basilicata IGT 2009


Wine Description

Tréje in local dialect means “three,” which refers to the trio of grapes that make up this wine: Aglianico, Merlot, and Syrah.  The grapes are all hand-picked and vinified separately to respect the varietal character of each.  All three are refined in oak casks:  Merlot and Syrah for six months and Aglianico for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, this wine displays expressive aromas of ripe red currants, blackberries, and luscious plums.  On the palate, it is velvety and well-structured with silky tannins.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with chicken Cordon Bleu, spicier Bolognese sauces, chorizo, and leitão.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Vineyard name: The Corteglie vineyard
    • Vineyard size: 8 acres
    • Soil composition: Calcareous, Volcanic, and Clay-Loam
    • Training method: Spur-pruned Cordon
    • Elevation: 1,050 feet
    • Vines/acre: 2,250
    • Yield/acre: 2.4 tons
    • Exposure: Eastern
    • Year vineyard planted: 2002
    • Harvest time: September-October
    • First vintage of this wine: 2003
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 15,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 34% Aglianico, 33% Merlot, and 33% Syrah
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 14 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 73 °F
    • Maceration technique: Punchdown
    • Length of maceration: 16 days
    • Malolactic fermentation: Yes
    • Type of aging container: Barriques
    • Size of aging container: 225 L
    • Age of aging container: New
    • Type of oak: French: Allier and Tronçais
    • Length of aging before bottling: 6-12 months
    • Length of bottle aging: 6 months
  • Analytical Data

    • Alcohol: 13.0 %
    • pH level: 3.6
    • Residual sugar: 1.7 g/L
    • Acidity: 5.5 g/L
    • Dry extract: 32.0 g/L