Castel del Monte D.O.C. Riserva

"Cappellaccio" expresses the full potential of Aglianico grown on the limestone hills of the DOC Castel del Monte. Its important structure is refined from aging in French oak for 12 months, balanced by fresh acidity typical of the variety. Its elegant bouquet, harmonious and complex make it suitable to accompany savory meat and mature cheeses. Serve at cellar temperature.

  • Variety: 100% Aglianico
  • Grape harvest: Third week in October. Vineyard yield: 90-100 q/ha
  • Wine making: Maceration for 15 days at 28°C with pumpovers and delestage.
  • Aging: 14 months, 50% in French oak barriques and 50% in 30-hl French oak botti; 12 months in the bottle.
  • Tasting notes: Dense garnet-red; multi-layered bouquet of ripe wild red berry fruit, leather, pipe tobacco and spice; rich palate, austere, very lengthy and well-balanced.
  • Cellaring: 8-10 years
  • Alcohol: 13,5%


Vintage 2012

James Suckling (2019)


Vintage 2011

Wine Spectator (2018)


Vintage 2011

Falstaff (2018)




Black grape varietal of ancient origin common in Campania, Basilicata and north-central Apulia. It is a grape with good acidity, rich in polyphenols, can produce wines rich in structure and typical organoleptic properties.