D'angelo

 

 

D'Angelo is a historical family estate in the heart of Italy's Southern region of Basilicata. Their vineyards reside on the slopes of mount Vulture, an ancient and now extinct Volcano, since the 1930’s.  The main grape here is Aglianco, which is a noble grape often compared to Nebbiolo in that it has similar tannin structure, and is very age worthy.  Many refer to Aglianico del Vulture as the "Barolo of the South"

The winery concentrates on various single-vineyard expressions of the Aglianico grape and possesses some of the oldest and most important CRU vineyards on the volcano.  These vineyards benefit from impeccable exposure and high elevation, as well as mineral rich

volcanic soils. Today, D'Angelo counts around 40 hectares of vines in total and possesses 2 wineries- one for the vinification of the wines, and the other for aging.  Rocco D'Angelo is head of operations,and works closely with his sister Erminia who both strive to continue their grandfather's legacy of biological agriculture and traditional winemaking, using only native yeasts, large neutral oak barrels and minimum intervention. 

D'Angelo Sacravite Aglianico

 

Appellation: Basilicata

Grapes: Aglianico

Vineyad: Grapes are grown in vineyards located 500m above sea level with an east, south-east exposure. Soils are medium textured and volcanic.

Vinification: After crushing and destemming, the maceration lasts about 4-5 days. After primary fermentation, de-vatting, and malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine is aged for a short time in Slavonian oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Ruby red in color, with an intense, fruity nose. Dark berry fruit, tar and a hint of violets are expressive on the palate. Rich, warm, soft and tasty, with a long, balanced finish. A great match for roast lamb.

D'Angelo Aglianico de Vulture

 

Appellation: DOC Aglianico del Vulture

Grapes: Aglianico

Vineyad: Grapes are grown in vineyards located 400m above sea level with an east, south-east exposure. Soils are medium textured and volcanic.

Vinification: Traditional maceration lasts for 10 days in small "fermentini". The wine rests for 18 months in 225L barrels before bottling. The wine ages for an additional 8 months in bottle before release. 

Tasting Notes:   A deep purple-red colored wine that is full of plums, wild game, iron and peppery scents. It's firmly tannic, spicy and appealingly rustic - the flavors alternate between waves of plum, fig and bitter cherry and menthol, tannin and minerality. Chewy and delicious, the long finish is chock full of ferrous earth, dried fruits, licorice, tobacco and more gripping tannin. A superb wine, that over-delivers for the price point. Serve with hard cheeses, hearty pasta dishes, roast lamb or grilled beef dishes.

D'Angelo Caselle Aglianico de Vulture Riserva

 

Appellation: DOC Aglianico del Vulture

Grapes: Aglianico

Vineyad: Grapes are grown in vineyards located 400m above sea level with an east, south-east exposure. Soils are medium textured and volcanic.

Vinification: Traditional maceration lasts for 15 days, with ageing for 24 months in large barrels.

Tasting Notes:   This age worthy Aglianico has wild aromas of red currant, rhubarb, leather, licorice and pepper. Full-bodied and balanced with evolved tannins.

D'Angelo Canneto Rosso

 

Appellation: Basilicata

Grapes: Aglianico

Vineyad: Grapes are grown in vineyards located 500m above sea level with an east, south-east exposure. Soils are medium textured and volcanic.

Vinification:  Traditional maceration lasts for 10 days in small "fermentini." The wine rests for 18 months in 225L barrels then is held in bottle for another 8 months before release.

Tasting Notes: An intensely perfumed wine with ethereal and full fruit aromas. Big in the mouth with smooth and velvety tannin.

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