2011 Piano di Montevergine Taurasi Riserva DOCG

Piandimontevergine

Region:   Campania

 

AppellationTaurasi Riserva DOCG

 

Varietals:   100% Aglianico

 

Color:  Brilliant ruby red with darker red around the rim

 

Aroma:  Complex scents with notes of blackberry, plum and sour cherry, along with sweet spices and a hint of toast

 

Taste:  Full bodied with elegant tannins and mineral notes; lingering finish with delicate taste of ripe cherries, dark fruit and licorice

 

Fermentation:  Grape bunches are selectively harvested by hand during the last two weeks of October. After destemming and pressing, the grapes macerate and ferment for 20 days at 75˚F.

 

Aging:  Minimum 3.5 years. The wine is aged for 18 months in medium toasted new French barriques, with a further refinement in the bottle for a minimum of 24 months.

 

Alcohol:  14.5%