Naturalis Historia Taurasi DOCG 2012

Named after Pliny the Elder’s historical tome, Naturalis Historia is sourced from a single vineyard, Mirabella Eclano, which is known for its high quality potential from old vines—up to forty years old. Very structured and long-lived, this wine is considered the flagship of this ancient volcanic Irpinian terroir.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby-red in color, seductive aromas of violets and black fruits complement undertones of berries and chocolate. On the palate, it is flavorful, full-bodied, and velvety with a long, evolving finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted beef, Mornay sauces, farsumagru, and Chateaubriand.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Mirabella Eclano vineyard
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Volcanic, and Clay
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned Espalier
Elevation
1,320 feet
Vines/acre
1,000
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1975
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1997
Bottles produced of this wine
8,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Aglianico
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
20% new
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
70-73 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration, Racking, and Pumpovers
Maceration length
22-23
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
30 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months

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