Like many Italian regions, Campania is home to an impressive array of grape varieties, some found almost nowhere else on earth. Its most important variety is arguably Aglianico, the grape behind the region’s two most famous and respected red wines: Taurasi and Aglianico del Taburno.
Aglianico is a native Italian varietal that is widely diffused in Campania and in Basilicata. It is of extremely ancient origin and some experts argue that it was cultivated in the early period of Roman history and was introduced to Italy by the Greeks at the time of the foundation of Cumae (the modern Cuma) or soon afterward. Terredora considers itself a guardian of this dynamic native varietal,
producing significant quantities of the varietal at both the IGT and DOCG level.
Very explosive fruit nose, displaying an intensity of dark cherry, aromas of ripe red berries, spicy pepper, violet and prune, blended with cacao and toasted notes.
Soft and elegant; long in the mouth with notes of mature red fruits and displays the structure necessary for long aging.
Ideal with soups, even those which are meat based, cold cuts, white and red meats, roasts and mature cheeses.
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Maceration technique: On the skins for 7 days at 68 °F
Type of aging container: 50% stainless steel tanks, 50% French oak barriques
Length of aging before bottle: 6 months
Length of bottle aging: 2 months
Residual sugar: 2.5 g/L
Acidity: 5.2 g/L
Dry extract: 32.2 g/L