From Aglianico Nero grapes in purity, from volcanic soils beetween Valle del Ceraso and Fontana Marena, in the countryside of Paternopoli, from an unusual November harvest. It macerates and ferments with its own yeasts, then in the aged French oak wood for a year and a half, six months in bottle. A generous wine in its most authentic organoleptic qualities.
“For me it is impenetrable, sturdy, bold, slightly bitter acid. It can be sharp but sometimes velvety, a wine of "character" as aglianico is used to be. Years, decades… and then in a single moment, with deep awareness and ancestral instinct,you understand that such dense, red-bluish, dark fluid, with an inebriant bouquet born from an harmonious movement in vat and a slow evolution… is your wine”.
|Name||Segreti – irpinia rosso doc|
|Appellation||Denomination of origin controlled|
|Grape variety||Aglianico nero|
|Training system||Trellis system with spurred cordon farming|
|Soil composition||Hilly soil mainly volcanic, clayey, calcareous|
|Period of harvest||November|
|Winemaking||Soft pressing of the grapes. Pressing of whole bunches of grapes. Cold static clearification. Fermentation conducted with selected yeast strains.|
|Fining||Aging in french oak barrels for 18 months followed by 6 months in bottle|
|Alcohol degree||15 % vol|
|Food matching||Seasoned cheeses, first courses based on sauces and meat, second courses based on red meat and game|
|Serving temperature||18° c|
|Wine characteristics||Well structured on the palate, plums, chocolate, currant, blackberries, cherries and spices|