The fruit is partially de-stemmed and an intuitive 10-15% whole bunches were
kept aside to add to the wild ferment as fresh clusters. Left on skins for a
fortnight and pressed to seasoned French and American barrique barrels, the wine
is then allowed time to go through a natural secondary fermentation. Bottled
after a year of barrel ageing this expression of Aglianico is perfectly suited
to join the ranks of the ‘Curious Collection’.
Seductive sweet and savoury aromas of jam and toast, black cherries and
forest fruits twist temptingly with gushing gamey notes. A fruit forward palate
of sweet and sour blue and black berries, ripe plums and Christmas cherries are
generously guided along the gullet by gripping tannin and alluring acidity.
The Aroma of Allies is alive now and will show some exciting evolution if
allowed to age by the patient punter…