RED

Serra delle Querce
IGT

Aglianico del Vulture 50%
Merlot 50%

Blend of Aglianico and Merlot, with a lively and uncommon flavours. Refined in barriques, it offers several fragrances and flavours. These two grape varieties are harvested at different times of the year, Merlot in September and Aglianico in October. Initially refined separately, they come together for the final refinement in barriques. The Blend makes Aglianico more velvety while softening its typical tannic charge.

Harvested exclusively by hand, mid-September for Merlot and late October for Aglianico

Vinification traditional technique, with a 10-day maceration period

Refinement 15 months in barriques, merging and then a further 6-month period in barrels

Alcohol content 13.5%

Bottle 75cl

Available vintage 2018

 16,00 Iva inc.

Characteristics

Colour:

Intense ruby red

Bouquet:

Intense, complex and with notes of ripe fruit

Flavours:

Robust, rich, warm and with an elegant and persistent finish

Characteristics
of the production area

Production area: Barile, in the Basilicata region

Soil composition: Medium texture soil of volcanic origin

Training system: Guyot

Age of the vines: 20/30 years

Exposure of the vineyard: East / Southeast

Altitude: 400m above sea level (1300 feet)

Plants per hectare: 4000

Average yield: 4000 litres per hectare

First vintage: 1994

How to enjoy it

Goes well with

Pasta or rice dishes with vegetables and/or meat, as well as with any stewed or grilled meat courses

Serving temperature

Ideally between 16-18 °C

When to open it

Ideally, open the bottle and let the wine breathe for at least 20 minutes before

Serving Glass

Large, ideal for intense and well-structured reds that need oxygen to release their rich and complex aromas.

Aging

Can be drunk immediately, however, it tends to improve if kept in a cellar for up to 15 years

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