Story of the Wine:
Aglianico is regarded as one of the grape varieties that have a great potential waiting to be unlocked. Greek in origin it flourishes in volcanic soil of which there is no shortage around Naples. It is a late ripening grape usually harvested in late October early November and which is probably why it has great complexity when grown and tended with care. Irpinia is the general area round the town of Taurasi and Cretarossa is a single vineyard belonging to the I Favati estate.
Grape(s): 100% Aglianico
Area: From vineyards near the village of Salza Irpina in the province of Avellino in Campania.
The Aglianico grape undoubtedly has the potential for producing some of Italy’s great wines and you can see why in this single vineyard wine from one of the best growers of the region. It is produced from the volcanic soils that are a feature of this part of Italy inland from Naples. A firm earthy nose is followed on the palate by lovely fruitiness and a ripeness of flavour. A good balanced wine and a nice long finish.
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