CANTINE FALIESI "Aeclani" Taurasi DOCG
Region: Campania, Italy
Varietal: 100% Aglianico
Taurasi and Aglianico belong together like “Armani” and “suits." Elegant, powerful wines with a distinct character and flair that embodies genuine Italian craftsmanship. The Urciuolo brothers take infinite care with all their wines, and the Taurasi is definitely the pampered favourite child. Small yeilds, and meticulous attention to detail means this wine is something special. The full-bodied expression of raspberries, plums and cherries supported by firm tannins mean this one can handle a long cellaring period -- if you have the patience to wait!
Winner of the 2015 Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Award
Aglianico \ahl ee YAH nee koe\
Sometimes referred to as “the Barolo of southern Italy,” Aglianico is known for being massively concentrated in flavour, with generous tannins. Noted for its chocolate and red fruit aromas, an Aglianico will outlive many of the wines in your cellar.
Campania's Taurasi DOCG is based on the Aglianico grape, and can trace its origins back as far as 800 BC. The vineyards are within the high altitude area of Avellino, in soils composed of many elements, most notably limestone and volcanic ash. The wines from Taurasi have a tannic grip and slightly smoky finish unlike other Aglianicos, and this terroir composition is very much a contributing factor. The wines must be aged for three years before release with a minimum of one year in barrel. This DOCG’s Aglianico wines are famed for their larger-than-life personalities and full-bodied character.
Vineyards: 15-20 years old
Soil: traces of volcanic ash and ancient clay
Altitude: 450-650m above sea level
Planting: approx. 4000 vines per hectare
Harvest: by hand, early November
Winemaking: small batches, cold maceration, Aging: 24 months in oak barrels, 12 months in the bottle
Production: 1,650 cases