|Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Red Fruit, Spice, Balanced, Oaked, Layered, Ripe Grippy Tannins, Food Friendly, Complex, Ageworthy
Experience the complexity of Rivera Cappellaccio Aglianico. With a deep ruby colour and a rich bouquet, this wine balances varietal flavours and notes of spice through oak aging. The multi-layered bouquet features wild red berry fruit, leather, pipe tobacco, and spice. Perfect with pasta, roasts, game, and cheeses. Serve at 18-20°C.
If correctly stored, will age for 8-10 years in the bottle.
Aglianico is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world, being introduced in Southern Italy by the Ancient Greeks about 3000 years ago in what they called Enotria or Land of Wine. Today, its qualities are well recognized; for its elegance, ageing potential and complexity of its wines, it has been called “the Nebbiolo of Southern Italy”. The Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva takes its name from the thin and hard calcareous crust that is found at around 50 cm under the limestone soils of the Castel del Monte doc area and that has to be broken in order to allow vines to be planted. Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva is a wine that fully expresses the outstanding characteristics of Aglianico.
Deep ruby colour; fruity, rich bouquet effectively displaying complex varietal characteristics and the spiciness of the wood in which it has been matured; judiciously tannic but not too aggressive, with good potential for extended development of its latent qualities.
About the Producer
In the hands of the third generation of the family, represented by Sebastiano and Marco, the most up-to-date viticultural and oenological practices are married to the deepest respect for natural processes. Their programme of uncompromising quality begins with the expert management of 75 hectares of estate vineyards, farmed according to the protocols of sustainable viticulture. The vineyards are located at 200-230 metres with deep tufa-limestone soils, yielding fine native-variety grapes, the whites with firm acidities and the reds of impressive elegance and structure.
Vineyard and Winery
The Murgia hills area northwest of Bari, in the Castel del Monte D.O.C. zone. Located at an altitude of 200 metres on deep tufaceous and calcareous soils, the vines are trained to the spurred cordon system at 4,800 vines per hectare. Average yield is 90-100 quintals per hectare. The wine matures for 12 months 50% in French oak barriques of different ages and 50% in 50-hl Slavonian oak botti to gain a great balance without becoming oaky. The wine is not cold stabilised before bottling. A further year in glass allows its varietal characteristics to fully develop.
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