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Cantine del Notaio

La Firma 2014 - Cantine del Notaio
Written by Piero Pardini

Cantine del Notaio – Basilicata – ITALY

Cantine del Notaio, in the green heart of Basilicata, has dedicated its research to exploring all the enological potential of Aglianico which, in the Vulture, finds its best expression.

The company has about 40 hectares, divided into particularly suitable areas (so-called prime zones) of 5 municipalities of the Vulture (Maschito, Ripacandida, Ginestra, Rionero in Vulture and Barile).

The aging conditions of the wines, in ancient tuff caves of the 1600s, which belonged to the Franciscan Fathers, are extraordinary and spread over approximately 1,500 square meters of underground spaces, guaranteeing very high humidity, constant throughout the year.

The company produces 16 different wines, 14 of which are based on Aglianico del Vulture and the others with vines such as Moscato, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Fiano and Sauvignon.

The differentiation of the wines is based on a different harvesting period (from the end of August to the end of November) which, according to the different degree of phenolic ripeness, allows a specific enological interpretation to enhance the characteristics of the fruit.

Owners: Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti
Oenological management: Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti
Agronomic management: Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti
Viticulture: Conventional
Vineyards: 46
Bottles produced: 470,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1998

Labels reviewed
Il Preliminare 2019
Il Sigillo 2013
Il Repertorio 2017
L’Autentica 2016
La Firma 2014
La Stipula Rosè 2014

Cantine del Notaio
Via Roma, 159
85028 Rionero in Vulture (PZ)
Phone +39 0972 723689

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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