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Aglianico del Taburno 2017 – La Fortezza

Aglianico del Taburno 2017 - La Fortezza
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Aglianico del Taburno
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2017.
Classification: Aglianico Del Taburno DOCG.
Grapes: 100% Aglianico.
Exposure and elevation: south-east; from 300 to 400 s.m.l.
Plant density: on average 3500 plants per hectare.
Training system: espalier with guyot pruning.
Yield per hectare: 80/100 quintals.
Harvest period: end of October; manual harvesting in small containers.
Vinification: classic with maceration, malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.
Serving temperature: 16°-18° C.

Tasting Notes
Upon visual examination the sample is limpid, not very transparent ruby red color, with good consistency.
The nose is intense, complex and fine. It opens with hints of withered red flowers and an important fruity note. Dark berry fruits such as blackberry and currant, balsamic notes of menthol and eucalyptus, but also hints of ink, iodine and undergrowth.
On the palate the tannic texture is interesting, albeit still young, not perfectly smooth, but with great expectations. Freshness, flavor and acidity invite you to repeat the sip, the persistence of the olfactory taste is good where a fruity aftertaste remains, overall of fine quality.
It is recommended in combination with grilled pork.

4 Lupetti

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La Fortezza
Località Tora II, 20
82030 Torrecuso (BN) – ITALIA
Phone +39 0824 886155

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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