2017 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture Grifalco
Notes from the Importer:
"Grifalco is an excellent producer of Aglianico del Vulture owned by the Piccin family, who were originally wine producers in Tuscany but decided that southern Italy, Basilicata in particular, was more promising. I think they're right. Vulture is indisputably one of the best appellations in southern Italy, and I am delighted to represent this excellent producer Sourcing grapes from four different vineyards, Grifalco is the flagship wine of the estate, representing in their minds what Aglianico del Vulture should be and is capable of. Notes of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, and wild herbs. Well-balanced, with firm, sweet tannins and juicy acidity. Drinks well alongside anything from the grill. Drink now, or hold for 3-5 years."
Maceration & Fermentation: 10 days maceration, controlled low temperature fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 10 months in a mix of used barrique and tonneaux, followed by 8 months in steel and 6 months in bottle Finishing: Filtered with 5 micron paper
Age of Vines: Planted between 1980 and 1995
Altitude & Soil Type: 500 M, Volcanic Typical
Harvest Time: Mid October
Production: 25,000 bottles annually
Certified organically grown.
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