Aglianico del Vulture
In 1971 it has been declared a Controlled Denomination of Origin wine and in 2010 Controlled and Granted Denomination of Origin, in its “riserva” variation.
Treatment: to produce this wine are used Aglianico grapes which, cultivated at an altitude between two and six hundred metres, give the best wine. Depending on the ageing period are obtained classic (minimum three years) or “riserva” variations (five years). From the grape harvest to the selling must pass at least a year and, considering its good resistance to ageing, it is better to drink it after three years.
Description: the colour is ruby red, that with ageing can take orange shades, and at the smell one can feel fruits, spices, withered flowers and toasted aromas (these last three are as strong as the ageing of the wine). It has a high proof (between 11,5 and 14 degrees) and a full-bodied structure.
Complement: it marches well with white and red meats (grilled), game, very aged cheeses.