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Campania Aglianico IGT - red wine

Red wine produced in the distribution area and the area of Lapio Montefalcione

 

 

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Aglianico IGT Campania: History

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   The history of wine in Campania has ancient origins that date back to the time before the ancient Romans. It begins with the arrival of the ancient Greeks in this land, which later would be given the name of Great Greece. In fact, studies show that it was the Greeks that brought to Campania the seeds of Vitis Vinifera. It is therefore considered that many native grapes of this region are of Greek origin. Aglianico was definitely one of the main grape varieties to be introduced in Campania by the Hellenic people, since its name is believed to result from an alteration of the word Hellenic, which means "Greece". Campania is still using some of the techniques of cultivation introduced by the ancient Greeks in winemaking, such as the tent farming method still visible in some old vineyards and also the pruning technique still practiced by many traditional winemakers mainly in Irpinia.

 

   In Roman times Pompeii was one of the largest centers of Campania, known for "Vinalie" (popular festivals of the Ancient Romans that were held on April 23 for winetasting and on the eve of the harvest on 29 August) and for being the main commercial center of the Campania wine. From there several ships took off with thousands and thousands of gallons of Campani wine shipped to all regions of the Mediterranean, including France, which at the time was in its infancy of winemaking history.

 

   Avellino, a particular high region of Irpinia, with favourable weather conditions and soil quality, was renowned for growing a particular grape, Aglianico and the wines derived from it. In fact, it is said that the ancient Romans, and in particular Roman emperors, had a particular fondness for the wines of this land, especially Aglianico which was dubbed by many the "nectar of the gods".

 

   The Aglianico grape has allowed the red wines of Campania to stretch beyond regional borders. Aglianico is cultivated everywhere in the region, however Irpinia, in the province of Avellino, produces the best red wine of Campania: Taurasi DOCG, also known as the Barolo of the South. But Aglianico offers so much more. These special grapes also produce other famous Avellino Irpinia wines such as the "Campi Taurasini Doc Irpinia", “Aglianico IGT Campania” and the renowned rosé wine "Rosato Doc Irpinia".

 

Aglianico IGT Campania: our vineyards

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   The vineyards from which we get the red wine "Aglianico IGT Campania", extends over the splendid Irpinia hills at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level, between the Montefalcione and Lapio towns. The vineyard is located on the back of the hill and its clayey soil is exposed to the sun throughout the day. This provides ideal ripening conditions for the grapes, giving the wine its unique and unmistakable aroma. We recommend everyone to try our wine for this very reason.

 

   Another thing to consider when enjoying our red wine is that we can ensure the authenticity and wholesomeness of "Aglianico IGT Campania" because although we produce it on an industrial scale, we do so in small batches and using traditional methods. We only vinify in our cellar the grapes from our vineyards, which we exclusively tend until harvest. For this reason, we can guarantee that no harmful chemicals were used, neither in the phytosanitary treatments of the vineyard nor in the winemaking cellar. This is verified by accurate laboratory analyses performed every year.

Aglianico IGT Campania: Taste

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   The red "Aglianico Campania IGT" wine is made from Aglianico grapes and follows a traditional winemaking method in steel tanks. In the first half of November the grapes are harvested and go through a fermentation process of no more than 10 days. This allows a good extraction of colour and aroma, without encumbering the delicate tannin structure. The wine is then allowed to age in steel barrels for several months before being bottled.

 

   Campania Aglianico IGT is a medium-bodied, balanced wine of ruby red colouring with purple reflections, elegant and smooth with aromas reminiscent of red fruits. An excellent companion for Mediterranean cuisine, especially meat and game but also great with cold cuts, cheese, fresh fruit and nuts.

 

   Serving temperature: Aglianico igt Campania serve at 18 °C.


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