Contado Aglianico del Molise Riserva DOC 2015

The Contado Riserva is made from 100% Aglianico grapes grown in the southeastern region of Molise. The grapes are hand-harvested in late October and undergo an extended period of maceration to build incredible concentration and flavor. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is matured in a combination of stainless steel and barriques for eighteen months, resulting in a layered, complex wine.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color, aromas of ripe fruit and almonds complement undertones of leather and wood.  On the palate, it is mellow and velvety with well-balanced tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is ideal with savory foods, starters, game, and cheeses.  Pair this wine with roasted beef, Madeira sauces, grilled venison steaks, and brisket.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Ramitello C.Da Camarda
Vineyard size
37.5 acres
Soil composition
Clay and Sand
Training method
VSP
Elevation
330 feet
Vines/acre
1,760
Yield/acre
3.2-4.0 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1968
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1968
Bottles produced of this wine
80,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Aglianico
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
30
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
228 L (Barriques)
Type of oak
French: Allier and Nevers
Length of aging before bottling
18 months

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