DE FALCO BENEVENTANO AGLIANICO IGT 2015
Intense nose of blackberries, licorice, tobacco and baking spice, with an equally intense palate of blue fruits, saddle leather, spices and a hint of flint and black tar. Grippy, volcanic soil tannins with a delicate structure and finish.
- Region: Campania
- Sub-Region: Benevento
- Varietal: Aglianico (100%)
- Soil: Tuffaceous Volcanic Clay
- Altitude: 300 meters
- Alcohol: 13.00%
Production Notes: Picked by hand in boxes, the Aglianico del Beneventano is softly pressed and fermented cold at a controlled temperature in steel. Upon first racking the wine is put into steel tanks to mature and then placed into bottles for aging.
Tasting Notes: Intense nose of blackberries, licorice, tobacco and baking spice, with an equally intense palate of blue fruits, saddle leather, spices and a hint of flint and black tar. Grippy, volcanic soil tannins with a delicate structure and finish.
Pairings: Lamb ragu with pappardelle; wild boar salumi and hard mountain cheeses.
About Aglianico: Aglianico produces full-bodied red wines that show musky berry flavors with firm tannins and good aging potential. The wines tend to be very tannic and concentrated in their youth, but a few years of aging has a favorable impact on the wine and helps the tannins to soften and the fruit profile to emerge. Another vine cultivated in Italy by the Greeks thousands of years before, Pliny the Elder spoke of making Aglianico in his writings. The rich flavors of the wine make it appropriate for pairing with rich meats such as lamb and boar.
About De Falco: Established inside the boundaries of the Vesuvius National Park, De Falco has been producing small quantities and mighty expressions of the classic DOC and DOCG varietals of Campania for generations. Soils rich in volcanic tufa and ocean influences of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea have been the hallmark of the wines of De Falco, where patriarch Angelo De Falco and now son Gabriele share their passion for producing wines with a truly unique sense of place.