Vigneto “Serpara” Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2013

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

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Alexander Peartree
    Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
    "Rich aromas of truffle, violet, plum and cherry are dense on the nose of this red that spent 12 months in half new and half used oak. There’s immense polish and verve to the palate, with silken, seductive tannins wrapping around all the luscious berry fruit. Yet with all that, there’s still ample lift from fresh acidity, making this a well-balanced, plush red."
  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    "This top-shelf wine now boasts Superiore status. This is a relatively new addition to the appellation. The 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Serpara is a full-bodied expression that shows power and directness. That said, efforts have evidently been taken to minimize any impression of heaviness or overextraction. Indeed, the wine glides over the palate with a long, silky texture, imparting fine-tuned aromas of black currant, grilled herb and scorched earth. It ages in oak from 18 to 24 months. Some 20,000 bottles were produced."

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