Botromagno Pier delle Vigne 2016

The namesake of this wine, Pier delle Vigne, was the right-hand man of Frederick II of Swabia and the one who is credited with introducing the first red wine grapes to Puglia. “His” wine is painstakingly produced from Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the winery’s finest vineyards in the Murge hills. This blend successfully marries the structure and aging potential of Aglianico with the softness and fruitiness of Montepulciano. The final wine is powerful yet elegant and has become one of Puglia's most sought-after treasures.

Tasting Notes

Opaque ruby in color, aromas of wild red berries, vanilla, black pepper, tobacco leaf, cinnamon, and bittersweet chocolate abound on the nose. On the palate, the wine shows expressive notes of ripe berries and blackberries while boasting a velvety, elegant texture—this hearty red achieves perfect equilibrium between fruit and oak.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with steak tartare, barbecue sauces, smoked paprika-crusted filets, and beef with poblano mole.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Murgia IGT
Vineyard size
13 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Volcanic Clay-Loam
Training method
VSP and Bush
Elevation
1,800 feet
Vines/acre
1,600
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southern / Western
Total SO2
102
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1991
Bottles produced of this wine
10,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Aglianico, 40% Montepulciano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One-two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20 days
Fermentation temperature
79-82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.49
Residual sugar
0 g/L
Acidity
5.5 g/L
Dry extract
30 g/L

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