Grown inland from Naples, this Aglianico is intense yet elegant with dark, smoky chocolate fruit flavours and some spicy, vanilla perfumes on the finish.
The name Vesevo is the historic name for Vesuvius. The vineyards are located in the Irpinian hills of Campania, potentially one of Italy’s most exciting wine producing areas. Despite being so far south, there are large differences here between day and night temperatures, making this one of the latest regions in Italy to harvest.
The vineyards are situated at between 450 and 550 metres above sea level, and are always subject to a cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character. Fruit for this wine was sourced from five hectares of vineyard.
100% Aglianico. The grapes were de-stemmed and gently crushed. Maceration took place for 20-25 days at temperatures of 26-28°C. The wine was then aged in barriques for 16 months before continuing its maturation process in bottle prior to release.
This wine is a bright, deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, this is an intense, complex wine with aromas redolent of red berry fruits and hints of vanilla which follow onto the structured palate which has firm but smooth tannins and a clean, dry finish.