Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2016

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: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Aglianico

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
    "Medium red. Slightly green notes to the aromas and flavors of redcurrant, strawberry, and minerals. Closed in the middle but showing more stuffing and sweetness on the medium-long finish, but this savory, masculine Aglianico’s underlying green streak doesn’t let up; those who don’t mind a little pungent herbaceousness in their reds will like this more than I. Finishes with noteworthy persistence. Aged roughly 12 months in oak barriques."
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
    "When you put your nose into a glass of the Re Manfredi 2016 Aglianico del Vulture you might imagine that you are grabbing a fistful of volcanic earth and lava dust. This pretty wine is extremely rooted in its territory and in a sense of place, virtually transporting you to the Vulture crater. Black fruit, spice, tar and licorice root come up at the back. The mouthfeel offers power but a medium build overall. There's no mistaking this wine for anything other than an Aglianico del Vulture."

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