ALBERI IN PIANO AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC 2013
Appearance: Intense ruby red with violet hues
Nose: Ripe red fruit, note of tobacco, cocoa and vanilla
Palate: This is a big wine and we recommend decanting. It's received 18 months in French oak barrels and a further 6 months in the bottle. Bramble fruit with sweet spices present tannin that has soften with age.
About the wine: The origin of the family-run farm dates back to the end of the 19th century, which was also known as “Contrada Alberi in Piano”, with many hectares of land near Rapolla, a small village in the province of Potenza, located in Lucania at the slopes of Vulture.
The Aglianico of Vulture has very remote origins, and people thinks it has been brought by the Greeks in the south of Italy between the VII and the VI century B.C. One of the historical and literary evidences of the history of this wine variety is the one left by Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Latin poet who was born in Venosa, who exalted the beauty of his land (Basilicata) and of its wine.
Winemaker: Cantina Il Passo
Country: Basilicata, Italy
Grape Variety: Aglianico del Vulture
Decanter Platinum 2017 (Best Southern Italian Red)