D'Angelo Caselle Aglianico Riserva DOC 2012
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 'Caselle Riserva' is D'Angelo's reserve Aglianico Del Vulture. It is produced solely with grapes grown in the Caselle CRU vineyard, which benefits from incredibly rich volcanic soils and altitude, providing structure, power, aging potential and aromatic character to the wine. All native yeasts and aged 2 years in large Slovanian "botti", this great expression of Aglianico is ready now but will reward for a decade to come.