Wine Details

Rocca Del Principe Aglianico Irpinia DOC

Along with the white Fiano, Aglianico is the most representative red wine from the Campania region in southern Italy. The Irpinia is produced from fruit grown on the esteemed Contrada Campore vineyard, at 500 meters (1640 feet) a.s.l. This is a rich and intense wine, with a complex array of aromas including red and black fruits, earth, spice and herbs. Though full in body with a long, velvety finish, this is a very approachable Aglianico, and undoubtedly a great value.

Region:

Producer:

Rocca Del Principe

Varietal:

100% Aglianico

Vineyard:

Campore vineyard, town of Lapio, Campagna

Aging:

Aging in stainless steel tanks for 4 months followed by 12 months in barriques and tonneaux

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

20 years

Production:

2,000 bottles

Soil:

Clay-rich limestone and yellow marls

Average altitude:

500 - 600 m above sea level

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with maceration on the skins for 12 days at controlled temperature

Harvest:

Hand harvesting in late October

First vintage:

2010

Cellar:

Rocca del Principe, Lapio

Bottling:

6 months refinement in bottle

Release:

Spring, 2.5 years after harvest

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