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Aglianico del Vulture Basilisco 2017
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Aglianico del Vulture Basilisco 2017

Basilisco

The Aglianico del Vulture by Basilisco is an intense and structured red wine, aged for more than a year in barrique. The aromatic array, rich and complex of red fruit, Mediterranean scrub, gooseberry, sage and sweet spices, anticipates a taste of good freshness and great minerality

Features

Denomination

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

Vines

Aglianico 100%

Tipologia

Alcohol content

14 %

Format

75 cl Bottle

Vinification

Fermentation in steel tanks for 15-30 days

Aging

12-15 months in barrique and 12 months in bottle

Additional Notes

Contains sulfites

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE BASILISCO 2017 DESCRIPTION

Aglianico del Vulture Basilisco is a red wine of great structure, elegance and complexity. A label that confirms the vocation of the territory of the ancient extinct volcano of Vulture to produce wines of great value and longevity. Agliano, in this small corner of Basilicata, expresses itself at high levels of quality, thanks to the cool climate and volcanic soils, rich in minerals. The name "Basilisk" affirms the historical connection with the area; in Greek, it means "Little King" and was the title of the governor of Basilicata during Byzantium rule.

The Basilisco winery cultivates 25 hectares on the slopes of the ancient Vulture volcano. The Basilisco label comes from a particularly vocated plot of only 4 hectares in Barile, with southeastern exposure at an altitude of about 500 meters above sea level. The vines are trained mainly by guyot on soils of tufaceous-clay composition. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for a period of 15 to 30 days. After racking, the Aglianico rests for 12-15 months in first- and second-passage French oak barriques and completes ageing with 12 months in a bottle in Barile's historic caves, dug into the tuffaceous rock.

Aglianico del Vulture Basilisco is one of the great reds of southern Italy, capable of combining power with austere expressive elegance. It shows a very intense ruby red colour with violet hues. The olfactory picture is characterized by scents of small red berries, underbrush, spicy, balsamic and fine wood notes. On the palate, it immediately denotes an important body with deep aromatic richness, which makes the sip of great persistence and length. The tannic texture is dense and well integrated with the structure of the wine, and the closure is of beautiful freshness with a savoury and mineral finish.

Colour

Intense ruby red

Taste

Deep and well-structured, savory and fresh

Scent

Rich and complex, of Mediterranean thicket, paprika, gooseberry, sage and other spices