Terra di Vulcano Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2015

Basilicata, at the southern extreme of Italy, is a land shrouded in the shadow of Mount Vulture.  This ancient volcano dominates the landscape and characterizes the soil with the ash of past eruptions.  Made from 100% Aglianico, this wine is refined in stainless steel to retain the freshness and character of this indigenous variety.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby-garnet in color, pronounced aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of forest floor and hints of smoke. On the palate, the wine is harmonious and balanced with soft, round tannins. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with pasta dishes with tomato sauce, pizza, gazpacho, and ash-ripened goat cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Toppo di Viola vineyard
Vineyard size
21 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Volcanic, and Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,250 feet
Vines/acre
2,250
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
2001
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
70,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Aglianico del Vulture
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
18 days
Fermentation temperature
64-68 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration
Maceration length
17
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
4 months
Size of aging container
67 HL
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
2.4 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L
Dry extract
30 g/L

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