D'Angelo Sacravite 2014

Fresh wild berry fruit at its core with tones of chocolate and hazelnut finishing with violet florals. Food friendly pairing well with baby back ribs or roasted duck.
SKU: 2621
$15.25

Details

Details

The D’Angelo winery, whose name has been identified with the Aglianico wine for approximately a century, represents for Basilicata the history of this wine. Rocco and Erminia D’Angelo sons of Lucio keep focusing their efforts on the constant improvement of the quality of their products, which start first of all in the constant improvement of the quality of their approx. 35 ha of winery-owned vineyards. The winery has 35 Ha of winery-owned vineyard, and produces 300.000 bottles yearly.The company has 2 estates, the first one is used for the wine-making process and the second one for the ageing (barrels and barriques). The Aglianico grape variety has been grown in southern Italy for centuries, particularly in the regions of Basilicata and Campania, where it was probably introduced by the Greeks during the founding of their colonies. There are numerous theories as to how the grape acquired its name, but it is believed to derive from Ellenico or Ellanico (“Hellenic” in English). The variety thrives in hilly terrain of volcanic origin, which is typically clayey, calcareous and of strong composition. The D.P.R. of February 18, 1972 awarded the variety the denominazione di origine controllata, or D.O.C.: “Aglianico del Vulture”.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Rocco D'Angelo
Producer D'Angelo
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 0.00
Acidity (g/l) 0.00
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Best up to 2019
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.