Vigneto “Serpara” Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2012

Re Manfredi

Terroir: Re Manfredi’s Vineyard of the Serpents is a 15-acre hillside vineyard sitting at 1600 feet in elevation. Soils are made up entirely of well-drained volcanic matter. The vineyard is made up of two separate parcels; one containing 40-year old vines densely planted and pruned using the Guyot method. The second seven-acre parcel was planted in 2001 and contains extremely dense plantings of 5,000 vines per hectare.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and macerated on the skins for 15-20 days followed by fermentation in French Allier oak casks. The wine is aged for 12 months in 50% new and 50% 2nd-use oak and bottled without filtration. With excellent tobacco flavors and deep, dark fruit, this is a wine that will change and improve for another decade and easily run for another decade beyond that. 10,000 bottles produced.

Re Manfredi “Serpara” Aglianico del Vulture has been awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso for vintages 2003, 2010.

Additional Information

The wine has full, complex aromas with distinctive sour cherry notes, as well as vanilla and thyme. On the palate, the wine is full and powerful, with an elegant and warm spicy bottom note, and a very persistent aftertaste.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Aglianico del Vulture DOC
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Volcanic
  • Vineyard Acreage: 15 acres
  • Avg Vine Age: Up to 40 years
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Aglianico

Recent Press

  • The New York Times Author: Eric Asimov
    Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Aglianico in Its Own Right -- "Deep and elegant, with complex flavors of dark fruits, menthol and chocolate."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
    "Up-front notes of tarry smoke and earth lead to brambly blackberry and black currant fruit flavors on the palate of this medium- to full-bodied red, with creamy tannins. Herb-tinged finish. Drink now through 2023."
  • Gambero Rosso Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Grade: Tre Bicchieri

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