Grape variety: Aglianico 100%
Vine training: Espalier
Planting density: About 4,500 vines per Ha.
Ages of vineyards: Between 25 and 35 years o old.
Yield: 35 to 50 hl/Ha.
Altitude: Between 400 and 450 metres a.s.l.
Production district: The commune of Venosa, birthplace of the Latin poet Horace.
Harvest period: End of October.
Grapes picking method: By hand early in the morning , into up to 12 kos.boxes, followed by immediate transportation to the Cellars.
Wine-making: Maceration in stainless steel rotary fermenters for 10-12 days at between 23° to 26° C.; alcoholic and malolactic fermentation completed in stainless steel containers.
Maturation: Half of the wine is matured in 225 litres French oak barrels for c. 9 months; before bottling, the portion stored in stainless steel is blended with the oak-matured wine; at least 4 months bottle age is given to the wine in the Cellars before release.
Keeping ability: Though be ready on release,”Il Madrigale” will undoubtedly improvefor some years (if stored properly).
Tasting notes: A wine of immediate appeal,a very elegant modern interpretation of this ancient grape variety.
Colour: deep purple red.
Bouquet: rich black fruits and spice.
Taste: velvety above all,full structure with sumptious flavours and soft tannins.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Food matching: An ideal companion for an important tète-a-tète. Dishes prepared with care will be crowned by this intense and personal wine
Serving temperature: Open ahead of time and serve at 18° to 20° C.