Grape variety: Aglianico 100%.
Vine training Espalier
Planting density Approximately 4.000 vines per Ha.
Vineyards ages Between 15 and 30 years old.
Yield: 40 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: Middle to end of October.
Grapes picking method: kos. boxes, followed by hand early in the morning, into up to 12 immediate transportation to the Cellars.
Wine-making: containers for 8-10 days at maceration in small stainless steel between 23° and 28° C. ; alcoholic and malolactic fermentations completed in stainless steel tanks.
Maturation: Partly in 500 litres French oak barriques and partly in750 litres Slovenian oak casks for about 12-15 months.
Keeping ability: “Terre di Orazio” will improve in bottles for at least 5 years after release.
Tasting Note: A well structured, elegant, wood-aged Aglianico
Colour: deep ruby tensing towards garnet. Bouquet: hints of violets and cassis, supported by oaky notes.Taste: dry but smooth with food- friendly tannins.
Food matching: At its best with pasta dishes, white and red meats and mild cheeses. Serving temperature Open ahead of time and serve at 18° to 20° C.