Cappellaccio

Aglianico

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.
The Cappellaccio Aglianico Riserva takes its name from the thin and hard calcareous crust that is found at around 50 cm under the limestone soils of the Castel del Monte doc area and that has to be broken in order to allow vines to be
planted.
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.

Characteristics
  • Variety: 100% Aglianico
  • Grape harvest: Mid-October. Vineyard yield: 90-100 q/ha
  • Wine making: Maceration for 12-14 days at 28°C with pumpovers and delestage.
  • Aging: 12 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%
Cappellaccio 2014

Awards

Vintage 2013

James Suckling (2020)

91 points

Vintage 2013

Wine Enthusiast (2020)

92 points editor's choice

Vintage 2013

Wine Enthusiast (2020)

among "Top 100 Wine Enthusiast"

Varieties

Aglianico

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.