Cavalier Pepe Terra D.Varo Aglianico Doc
|Eye||Intense ruby red color|
|Nose||Cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of black pepper and bitter cocoa, upon a pleasant background of sweet spices|
|Mouth||Soft, with elegant tannins and a lingering finish recalling fruits of the forest, cherry and spicy notes|
|Pairings||Appetisers of cold mates and cheeses, pasta with sauce, roast meat dishes and pizza with rich sauces and flavours|
|Appellation||Aglianico Irpina Doc|
|Grape details||85% Aglianico, 15% Merlot|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Irpinia is an appellation in the Campania region of southern Italy. It lies in the northeast of Avellino province, in the lower reaches of the Apennine mountains. It gained DOC status in 2005.
Aglianico is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is known to produce full-bodied red wines that show musky berry flavors with firm tannins and good aging potential.
Production area is hillside vineyards in the municipalities of Luogosano, Sant’ Angelo all’Esca and Taurasi with altitude of 350 metres above sea level.
Soil type of vineyards is limestone clay with volcanic elements.
The grapes are picked by hand, with selection taking place first in the vineyard and then in the cellar.
After de-stemming, there is a pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature with maceration on the skins for about ten days.
The wine is aged for 24 months in concrete tanks with a further six months’ ageing in bottle before release.