IRPINIA

Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini

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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.

Data Sheet

 

DenominationIrpinia DOC Campi Taurasini
Composition: 100% Aglianico
Grapes origin:Fonzone Estate, Paternopoli (AV)
Soil:clay loam
Altitude: 380 – 420 a.s.l.
Esposure:west, south-west, south-east
Planting year:2005
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.

Organoleptic 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, aged cheeses.

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AWARDS

Awards

Vintage 2016

Oscar Qualità/prezzo – Berebene 2018

Vintage 2013

Commended – Premio Decanter 2015

Vintage 2012

2°Classificato – Radici del Sud 2014

Vintage 2011

Silver – Premio Decanter 2015

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