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Aglianico Campania IGT 2018

10.50 € / bottle(s)
(1 l = 14.00 €)
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Description

Aglianico Campania IGT 2018 / Villa Raiano / Campania

Red wine from Italy

The Villa Raiano is located in the town of San Michele di Serino in the hinterland of Naples in the southern Italian region of Campania. The Irpinia is a fertile land, with a network of mountains and hills crossed by rivers and streams. The geographical and climatic conditions make this piece of the southern Apennines a unique and inimitable place for viticulture. The small winery Villa Raiano only grows selected autochthonous grape varieties on around 27 hectares of its own vineyards. Not so well known in the rest of Europe, these wonderful wines still offer potential for new discoveries.

Aglianico is an autochthonous red grape variety grown mainly in the Campania region of southern Italy. It produces powerful and complex wines that are often called the "Barolo of the South". The grape variety needs a lot of sun and warmth to ripen optimally and therefore thrives particularly well in the southern Apennine mountains and in the hilly areas around Mount Vesuvius. Aglianico wines are usually very tannic and can therefore be stored for a long time to develop their full complexity. When young, they often present themselves with aromas of black fruits, spices, and tobacco, while with age they can develop notes of leather, truffles and mushrooms. Besides Campania, the variety is also grown in other regions of southern Italy, such as Basilicata and Puglia.

The vines for Villa Raiano's Aglianico Campania IGT grow with the Guyot trellis, spurred cordon and Avellino pergola training systems on clayey-marly soils at altitudes of 300 to 550 m a.s.l. in the areas of the villages of Castelfranci, Venticano and Bonito near Avellino. The careful manual harvest takes place in the last week of October. After the grapes have been transported in small crates to the winery, they are carefully destemmed and pressed and a classic red wine vinification in steel can begin with daily pumping over and maceration on the skins for about a week. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25 to 27ºC. After racking, 50% of the wine is aged in second and third passage French oak barrels for about six months, while the remaining 50% remain in steel in contact with the fine lees for the same period. Finally, bottling takes place in the first week of July in the year following the harvest.

Filled into a beautiful wine glass, this Aglianico shines in a ruby red with clear violet reflections. The nose is immediately delighted with explosive aromas of cocoa, tobacco and fresh fruit. After the first sensation, scents of mulberry, plum and a slightly balsamic note with a hint of menthol are added. On the palate, the dry southern Italian red wine convinces with well-ripened tannins, which merge with a fresh alcoholic structure and a solid taste without astringency. Overall an impeccably crafted wine that combines depth and structure with vibrant and flavorful fruit.

At an ideal drinking temperature of approximately 14 to 16 degrees Celsius, the Aglianico Campania IGT from Villa Raiano reveals its full potential as an outstanding companion to grilled meats, particularly beef, lamb, or game. Its robust tannins complement the intense flavours of the grilled meat, while a rich meat sauce, whether Bolognese or a spicy game sauce, pairs exceptionally well with it. The structure of the Aglianico aligns with the richness of the sauce, and a well-aged Parmesan or Pecorino complements this Southern Italian red wine in an excellent manner. The texture and taste of the cheese complement the wine's tannins. Braised dishes such as Ossobuco (braised veal shanks) or roast beef are additional exquisite partners for the Aglianico. The slow preparation enhances the flavours and tenderizes the meat, while the wine provides a deep structure. A hearty pizza with robust toppings such as spicy salami, peppers, or grilled vegetables forms a delicious combination with Aglianico. For those seeking a vegetarian option, grilled vegetable skewers or mushrooms can be considered, harmonizing wonderfully with the wine. The smoky flavor of grilling complements the structured tannins of Aglianico. To conclude a successful indulgence, dark chocolate could be a fascinating choice. The powerful tannins of the wine harmonize with the intensity of the chocolate, providing a harmonious finish to every palate adventure.

General properties

  • Vintage: 2018
  • Ageing: Dry
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Campania
  • Volume: 0.75 litres

Detailed properties

  • Producer and bottler: Villa Raiano - Loc. Cerreto - Via Bosco Satrano, 1 - 83020 San Michele di Serino (AV) - Italia - +39 0825 595663
  • Quality Designation: Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
  • Grape: 100% Aglianico.
  • Origin of the grapes: The grapes for this wine are grown in the municipalities of Castelfranci, Venticano and Bonito on clay and marl soils in the guyot, cordon and pergola system.
  • Winemaking: The vinification takes place in stainless steel with daily circulation and maceration of the skins for about a week. The aging takes place 50% in French oak barrels in the second and third passage for a period of approx. 10 months and 50% also for approx. 10 months in stainless steel in contact with the skins.
  • Sensory characteristics: Spicy bouquet of cocoa, tobacco, and fresh fruit with smoky and tarry notes. Dry on the palate with hints of fresh plum and bitter cherry. Firm acidity and well-ripened tannins that are not too bitter.
  • Colour: Ruby red with purple reflections.
  • Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
  • Residual sugar: 2.0 g/l
  • Acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • Closure type: Natural cork
  • How to serve: Pairs well with grilled meat, pasta with robust sauces, hard cheese, braised meat, rich and boldly topped pizza, grilled vegetables, and dark chocolate.
  • Recommended serving temperature: Between 14 and 16°C.
  • Allergens: Contains sulfites
  • EAN (bottle): 8004123006187
  • Scope of supply: 1 bottle of wine 0.75 litres.

Grape variety

AGLIANICO

The Aglianico grape variety unquestionably stands among the outstanding red wine varieties of Southern Italy, enjoying significant acclaim, particularly in the Campania region. Its origins are believed to trace back to Greece, from where it reached Southern Italy in antiquity through Greek settlers. The name "Aglianico" might be linked to the Greek city of "Ellenico." This noble grape has firmly established itself in the region over the centuries. During Roman times, the Aglianico vine played a pivotal role in wine production, with its quality and robustness esteemed by the Romans, leading to cultivation in various parts of Southern Italy. Surviving the upheavals of the migrations, the Aglianico grape remained a crucial component in the medieval period and garnered attention, particularly in the vineyards of monastic communities. The Italian wine industry experienced a revival during the Renaissance, with the Aglianico grape continuing to be cultivated in various regions. Specific growing areas for Aglianico were defined in Campania and Basilicata. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Aglianico vine temporarily took a back seat as other grape varieties gained popularity. Many vintners were more interested in high-yielding and easy-to-maintain varieties. Nevertheless, some enthusiasts remained loyal to the tradition of planting Aglianico. In the last decades of the 20th century and the early 21st century, the Aglianico grape experienced a true renaissance. Winemakers in Campania, especially in the Taurasi region, recognized the quality potential of this grape. The Aglianico earned the coveted status of Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) for Taurasi wine, underscoring its exceptional quality. The Aglianico vine thrives best in calcareous soils, with the volcanic and mineral-rich soils in Campania providing optimal conditions for cultivation. The warm Mediterranean climate in the region also contributes to developing ripe grapes with excellent acidity structure. Harvest typically takes place in October when the grapes reach optimal ripeness. The leaves of the Aglianico plant are medium to large, dark green, and have a round shape, with slightly serrated edges. The grapes of this vine are mostly small to medium-sized, with a loose, cone-shaped form. The berries themselves exhibit a dark blue to black-violet colour, are rather small, round, and possess a thick skin. Rich in juice, pigments, and tannins, they significantly contribute to the intense colour and structure of Aglianico wines.


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