Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini

Overview

The vineyard of Aglianico of Tenuta Fonzone Caccese in Paternopoli extends along both sides of a hill well ventilated, located at an altitude ranging from 360 to 430 m above sea level and circumscribed by the streams Fredane and Ifalco. The excellent exposure, the clay soils and the low yields offer a raw material of great quality.

The grapes selected for the Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini are perfectly ripe and processed in strict compliance with the varietal characteristics. The winemaking involves maceration on the skins for 15-20 days and 12 months aging in French oak barrels of first and second passage. The result is an elegant and structured expression of Aglianico.

Technical Data

NAME: Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini
COMPOSITION: 100% Aglianico
GRAPES ORIGIN: Tenuta Fonzone Caccese, Paternopoli (AV)
SOIL: clay loam
ALTITUDE: 380-420 m above s.l.
EXPOSURE: west, southwest, southeast
YEAR OF PLANTATION: 2005
PLANTING DENSITY: 4500 vines per hectare
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: espalier
PRUNING: spurred cordon
YIELD: 50 quintals per hectare
HARVEST: first week of November

VINIFICATION: the grapes are harvested by hand and placed in perforated boxes, rushed to the nearby wine cellar and meticulously de-stemmed. The fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks for a period of 15-20 days. Subsequently, after the first racking and the start of malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels of first and second passage, where it stays for 12 months.CHARACTERISTICS: brilliant ruby red, the nose is characterized by floral, fruity and spicy notes, with hints of violet, raspberry and cinnamon. The taste is soft, warm, with fine tannins and a long finish.

PAIRINGS: roasted red meats, spicy dishes and truffles, hard cheeses.