D'Angelo Aglianico Del Vulture DOC 2013

One of the oldest and most traditional producers of the volcanic Aglianico Del Vulture, recently turned DOCG.
SKU: 2620
$19.75

Details

Details

D'Angelo is a historical family estate in the heart of the major appellation of Italy's deep Southern region of Basilicata. Producing wine on the slopes of mount Vulture, an acidic Volcano (now extinct) since the 1930's and concentrating on the 'Aglianico' varietal, Southern Italy's king of red grapes. Displaying many parallels with Nebbiolo (structure, complexity, earthiness, aging potential, high acidity and tannins...) AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE (recently turned DOCG) is often called the "Barolo of the South". The winery concentrates on various single-vineyard expressions of the Aglianico grape and possesses some of the oldest and most important CRU vineyards on the volcano, benefitting from impeccable exposure and high elevation, as well as mineral rich volcanic soils. Wine Spectator allocated D'Angelo in the top-100 wineries of the world. The regular 'Aglianico Del Vulture' is D'Angelo's introductory wine with this important appellation. A blend of fruit coming from the winery's CRU vineyard sites, including 'Canneto', 'Caselle' and 'Valle Del Noce', this superbly expressive, earthy, typical and traditional Aglianico Del Vulture benefits from the high quality fruit grown on these old vineyards that benefit from excellent exposure and high altitude, being some of the closest to the Volcano's extinct crater. Indigenous yeasts and traditional large barrels for 20 months. This wine displays the typical garnet red of the Aglianico grape, great intensity and complexity on the nose with typical notes of wild fennel, prunes, garrigue (herbs), ash and middle-Eastern spices. On the palate it is crisp and elegantly tannic, with a long sandal-wood finish.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Rocco D'Angelo
Producer D'Angelo
Alcohol 13.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 0.00
Acidity (g/l) 0.00
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Ready now but will keep for 5-7 years.
Grape Variety 100% - Aglianico
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Basilicata

Region

Basilicata


Basilicata, home to the famous Monte Vulture, is the most mountainous region of southern Italy; less than 10% flatland. Located between Campania, Calabria and Puglia, Basilicata has coastlines on the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea.

The region produces one wine of DOCG stature, the famous Aglianico del Vulture, made from the eponymous grape variety. Most of the vineyards are planted at significant altitude--between 400 and 600 meters above sea level--and the Aglianico ripens rather late. The name refers to its "Hellenic" origins, having been introduced by Greek settlers before the time of Roman rule.

Subregion

Aglianico del Vulture DOC


The Aglianico del Vulture was granted DOCG status in 2011 and can be produced only in the following communes: Rionero in Vulture, Barile, Rapolla, Ripacandida, Ginestra, Maschito, Forenza, Acerenza, Melfi, Atella, Venosa, Lavello, Palazzo San Gervasio, Banzi and Genzano di Lucania. Aglianico derives the name from its "Hellenic" origins, introduced and planted by Wine Greeks well before the era of Roman rule.

The wines are produced from grapes that tend to ripen rather late, grown at significant altitudes of between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. Fullbodied and cellarworthy.