Dodiciettari 4 Taurasi – 2017


750 bottle

Winery: Dodiciettari

This wine will grab you and show you a thing or two. Rapidly becoming one of Italy’s most respected wines. Hold on to your hat, it’s going to be a wild ride.

Vineyard Designation: Vigna dei Lupi

Vintage: 2017

Region: Campania

Appellation: Taurasi DOCG

Wine Type: Red

Varietal: 100% Aglianico

Alcohol %: 14

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Harvest Date: Hand-harvested in the second decade of November

Aging: Aged 24 months in French oak barrels, subsequently 12 months in bottle

Tasting Notes: Taurasi is also known as the Barolo of the south! The elegance and structure of this wine is reminiscent of what great Nebbiolo based wines can deliver. Ruby red with garnet reflections this is a very complex wine, with aromas and flavors of roses, red cherry, forest fruit, tobacco and spices. Great structure with balanced acidity and well integrated tannins.

Vineyard Notes: Vineyard location: Torre le Nocelle in Avellino. Soil type: compact clay. Altitude: 500 meters above sea level. Exposure: N/A. Average age of vineyards: N/A. Training system: Guyot. Density: 4.000 plants per hectare. Production: 50,000 kg per hectare.

Production Notes: Maceration and fermentation at controlled temperatures; 24 months in French oak barrels. Subsequently aged for 12 months in the bottle.

Winemaker Notes: Drink or keep 10+ years. Taurasi is a DOCG wine whose production is allowed in the province of Avellino, and takes its name from the town of the same name. The etymology of the name “Taurasi” comes from Taurasia, a little village that was conquered by the Romans in the 80 a.C. 100% Aglianico, cultivated in the area of Torre le Nocelle, near Avellino. At Dodiciettari, the plants, 4000 stumps per hectare, are trained with Guyot method and reach a production of 60 quintals per hectare. The manual harvest is planned in November, with an attentive selection of the grapes. It is then followed by maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature.

Food Pairing: Roasted meats, spicy dishes, truffles and mature cheeses.

Other Notes: Vigna dei Lupi was born in 2007 from a group of friends’ desire to invest time and resources into a project of excellence, unique for its quality and image. The winery is located in the Avellino province (Campania region – South of Italy). The estate extends for twelve hectares (from which the winery names “DODICIETTARI”), of which nine planted with grapevines.

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