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Titolo 2018 – Elena Fucci

Titolo 2018 - Elena Fucci - © Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Titolo
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Denomination: Aglianico del Vulture D.O.C..
Grape variety: 100% Aglianico del Vulture.
Soil: volcanic composed of layers of volcanic rock (pozzolana), lapilli, ashes interspersed with layers of clay (stasis of the volcano).
Training system: short Guyot, Capanno Vulturino – biological system.
Vineyards: Located at the foot of Monte Vulture (an ancient extinct volcano), in the village of Barile.
Age of the vines: 50 – 70 years.
Surface: 6 ha.
Average altitude: 600 meters above sea level
Orientation: south-southeast.
Harvest: end of October – November, manual harvest
Vinification: selection of the grapes, de-stemming and with almost whole berries ferments in steel vats at a controlled temperature with maceration on the skins for the entire time of alcoholic fermentation (12-13 days) with continuous delestages and pumping over. Passage in barriques for malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels of 200 liters (specially designed for the Title) of 1st and 2nd passage and different toasting, further refinement of 12 months in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 16° – 18° C, it is advisable to open the bottle at least 30 minutes before serving.

Visual exam
Clarity: Crystal-clear
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: intense.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted
Observations: the sample opens with a potpourri of slightly withered red flowers; fruity notes of morello cherry, wild berries such as black currant and raspberry; followed by spicies of nutmeg, cinnamon and peppercorns, toasted caramel closure and cigar box.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: moderately tannic
Minerality: mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: long
Quality: very good
Final remarks
Stare of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious

Pairing: fillet of beef with porcini mushrooms.


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Azienda Agricola Elena Fucci
Contrada Solagna del Titolo
85022 Barile (Potenza) – ITALY
Phone: +39 320 4879945

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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