About Antonio Capaldo

2011Taurasi

Region:   Campania

 

AppellationTaurasi DOCG

 

Varietals:   100% Aglianico

 

Color:  Brilliant ruby red with garnet reflections

 

Aroma:  Fragrant scents of maraschino cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla and anise

 

Taste:  Full and balanced with soft tannins, and flavors of plum, black cherries and licorice.

 

Fermentation:  Manual harvesting begins during the third week of October. After de-stemming and pressing, the must macerate and ferments in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at a controlled temperature of 79˚F. Malolactic fermentation in wood.

 

Aging:  27 months minimum. The wine is aged for 18 months in medium-toasted French barriques, and then 9 months refinement in bottle prior to release.

 

Alcohol:  14.5%