Terredora Aglianico Campania IGT 2016
A medium-bodied dense ruby/purple red wine that makes attractive drinking as a young wine. In the glass the Terredora Aglianico Campania IGT is a bright dark cherry red with spicy aromas of ripe red berries, violets and a slight gamey character. A young easy to drink style of wine it has soft berry flavours and soft subtle oak characters. Very versatile in terms of food which is a plus with the complex options Asian food has to offer!
Maceration of the grapes, at 68°F, does not exceed seven days in order to obtain an excellent extraction of color without creating a heavy tannic structure. When the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are complete the wine is left to mature – part in stainless steel and part in small barrels for six months before returning to stainless steel tanks.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
“Offering a transparent view onto this versatile red grape from Campania, the 2016 Aglianico is redolent of bright cherry and blackberry with spicy notes of tar and cured tobacco at the back. Those savory aromas are mild, and they appear to emerge from the grape itself. However, this wine does see barrel age, and of course that has contributed to the stability and the structure of the wine. Some 150,000 bottles were made.” – 88 pts