Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011

Re Manfredi

Terroir: The Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture is sourced from 128 acres of estate vineyards located on the lower elevations (1200ft) of an extinct volcano. Vines average 30 years and are planted at a dense ration of 3000 vines per acre, and are raised using the guyot and cordon pruning methods.

Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested upon full ripeness beginning in mid-October. Fermentation takes place in neutral vats over a period of 15-20 days with daily pumping over of the must. Upon completion the young wines are racked and aged for 20-24 months in a combination of used French oak barriques and big oak casks. Barrels range from 1-5 years old. 40,000 bottles produced.

Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture has been awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso for vintages 1999, 2005, 2010, 2011.

Additional Information

This Aglianico is surprisingly approachable in its youth. A pretty, fruit driven nose is followed by a full bodied palate of dark berry fruit and minty herb leading up to a firm, tannic filled finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Aglianico del Vulture DOC
  • Winemaker: Paolo Montrone
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Aglianico

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
    Deep ruby. Very spicy aromas of red cherry, underbrush, licorice and tobacco. Enters big, broad and juicy, delivering ripe black cherry and vanilla flavors that are nicely framed by polished tannins. Finishes long and ripe but with vibrant acidity and a strong note of licorice. Powerful and dense, but less floral than the 2012.
  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
    Cinnamon, clove and Christmas spice open the nose of the 2011 Aglianico del Vulture Re Manfredi. The wine shows the soft heat and mature fruit of the vintage with soft lines and round contours... The 2011 vintage is especially bold and big. Its thick textural richness wraps thickly over the palate coating every part of the mouth with lavish layers of fruit and spice.
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
    Dense, and smoky, this brooding red features a core of steeped cherry, cocoa powder, tobacco, fig bread and ground spice flavors. Calls for grilled beef now, but this could use some time in the cellar.
  • Gambero Rosso Author: Unlisted
    Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Review coming soon.
    Grade: Tre Bicchieri 2015

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