Cantina del Taburno ‘Fidelis’ Aglianico del Taburno 2009

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A refined and straightforward Aglianico fantastic with hearty dishes.

Estate: Founded in 1901, Cantina Del Taburno is a consortium of grape growers located on the slopes of Mount Taburno, in the province of Benevento in Campania, southern Italy. Since 1999 winemaking has been under the direction of Professor Luigi Moio of the University of Naples. With 300 viticulturists members, the cantina is the leading producer in the zone, and are known for their excellent and affordable Aglianico wines.

Winemaking: In addition to encouraging the advancement of indigenous grape varietals, the winery practiced organic farming, using only organic fertilizers, copper and sulphur based products when absolutely necessary, and very low amounts of sulphur in the production of their wines. The grapes for Fidelis were sourced from vineyards with volcanic soils, fermented in stainless steel and aged in both large oak casks and old French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes: Brick garnet in color with aromas of candied cherry and hints of cigar box spice. Tart, vibrant cherry along with blackberry complimented nuances of smoky tar and licorice on the dry, lengthy finish.

90% Aglianico, 10% Sangiovese
Aglianico del Taburno / Campania
Italy
Estate Bottled by Cantina del Taburno
13% Alcohol
$12
Enjoy now thru 2017

Rated 90 points by The Wine Advocate

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