Re Manfredi - Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2015
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 Details editThis 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.
- Appellation: Aglianico del Vulture DOC
- Winemaker: Paolo Montrone
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
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- Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- UPC Code: 0 89744-75179 9
- Varietals: 100% Aglianico
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 90
Author: Alexander Peartree
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
"Raspy aromas of blackberry and cherry meld with crushed alpine herbs and mentholated tobacco on the nose. There's grip and gusto to the palate, where taut berry flavors are pushed along by bright acidity. Tense tannins ground it all and need some time to settle. Drink from 2022."
Author: Edward Deitch
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
"The Re Manfredi Aglianico is on the slightly lighter side and is drinking beautifully right now. This is not a wine that shows off but is alluring and memorable in a more subtle and understated way."
The Wine Advocate
Author: Monica Larner
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
"The 2015 Aglianico del Vulture achieves something that is not banal, considering the robust characteristics of this powerhouse appellation; it achieves easy elegance. This is purposely not a particularly profound or complex wine, but it is streamlined, tight and accessible with a refreshingly frank and matter-of-fact personality. The bouquet reveals aromas of candied cherry, smoke and crushed volcanic rock. The tannins are a bit dusty, but they are well integrated. Some 40,000 bottles were produced."