Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina IGT 2016

The family-owned Galardi estate produces just one wine and it does so with perfection. Located on volcanic slopes in northwestern Campania, the vineyards are nestled among chestnut groves and benefit from Mediterranean Sea breezes. Terra di Lavoro actually means “land of work” in Italian, a name that has historical roots, but also accurately reflects the difficult volcanic soil composition which results in very low yields. In this challenging environment, Aglianico and its supporting grape Piedirosso produce wines of incredible depth, complexity and elegance.

Tasting Notes

The wine is deep purple in color with smoky, earthy aromas and seductive hints of tobacco and graphite. Notes of ripe black cherries, cassis, tobacco and leather come through on the palate of this big-structured, full-bodied wine.

Food Pairing

This iconic wine pairs beautifully with Italian or French pot roasts, filet mignon or aged cuts of beef.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Roccamonfina area/The Vallemarina, Galardi, Gaeta and Vignadora vineyards
Vineyard size
25 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,485 feet
Vines/acre
1,800
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Western
Year vineyard planted
Before 1989
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1994
Bottles produced of this wine
32,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
70% new, 30% second passage
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20 days
Fermentation temperature
77-82 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
14
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
10 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
12 months