ScorzagallineTAURASI RISERVA DOCG
The Taurasi DOCG Riserva comes from the grapes of the highest section of the Aglianico vineyard of Tenuta Fonzone, located on the top of a hill in the Contrada Scorzagalline, in the municipality of Paternopoli.
The vines, grown in espalier with spurred cordon pruning, benefit from an excellent south-west exposure on clay-loam soils, at an altitude of 430 meters above sea level.
The grapes, of exceptional quality, are subjected to careful vinification which includes a long maceration on the skins and a four-year aging period.
The result is a wine of extraordinary structure and aromatic complexity, destined to reveal itself over time.
Denomination: Taurasi DOCG reserve
Composition: 100% Aglianico
Grapes origin: Paternopoli (AV)
Soil: clayey loam
Altitude: 430 m a.s.l.
Plant density:4500 plants per hectare
Training system: espalier
Resa: 50 quintali per ettaro
Harvest period:second week of November.
Winemaking and aging:
The bunches, harvested by hand and placed in crates, are quickly transported to the nearby cellar, here they are meticulously de-stemmed by hand.
The fermentation and the maceration take place in stainless steel tanks for a period of 15-20 days. After the initial racking and the initiation of malolactic fermentation, the resulting wine undergoes a 4-year aging process. It spends 24 months resting in first and second passage oak barriques and 500 L barrels, followed by an additional 12 months in the bottle.
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