IRPINIAIrpinia DOC Campi Taurasini
The Aglianico vineyard of Tenuta Fonzone in Paternopoli extends along both sides of a hill. It ranges in altitude 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.
he grapes selected for the Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini are perfectly ripe and processed in strict compliance with the varietal characteristics. The fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks for a period of 15-20 days.
The result is an elegant and structured expression of Aglianico.
DenominationIrpinia DOC Campi Taurasini
Composition: 100% Aglianico
Grapes origin:Fonzone Estate, Paternopoli (AV)
Altitude: 380 – 420 a.s.l.
Esposure:west, south-west, south-east
Plant density:4500 plants per hectare
Training system: espalier
Pruning: spurred cordon
Yeld: 50 quintals per hectare
Harvest period: first decade of November
Winemaking and aging:
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.
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.
Roasted red meats, spicy dishes and truffles, aged cheeses.
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