Taurasi Principe Lagonessa | Amarano
DENOMINATION: Taurasi DOCG
GRAPE VARIETY: aglianico 100%
REGION OF ORIGIN: Italia, Campania
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C
GLASS: wide glass for red wine
ALCOHOL: 14,5% vol.
SIZE: 75 cl
NOTES BY OUR SOMMELIER
👁 ruby red;
👃🏻the nose reveals soft notes of red and dark fruit, as well as spices such as black pepper;
👄 on the palate it is dry, fresh, savoury, rightly tannic; intense and very persistent;
This blend of indigenous Campania grapes represents the highest expression of territoriality. It is a fresh and savoury wine, which prefers soft dishes with a not too marked intensity. Excellent with white meat or fish-based first courses. It is also recommended with tagliolini allo scoglio.
WINE-MAKING AND REFINEMENT
Taurasi is the main wine of the area, a splendid declination of aglianico.
The Taurasi "Principe Lagonessa" of Amarano in particular pushes on structure and concentration, thanks also to the late harvesting of the aglianico grapes which, in the vinification phase, undergo a long maceration on the skins before refining for 24 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux. After a further 12 months in the bottle, it is ready for marketing.
YOU WILL LOVE IT FOR...
its tannicity and excellent ageing potential.
We are in Irpinia, home of aglianico, greco and fiano. Less than 50 km from Naples, thanks to the conformation of its territory, Irpinia is a land suited to the production of fine wines. Cut in two by the Apennine mountains, it has altitudes between 300 and 1800 metres above sea level. This allows for well-drained soils with a good water reserve. There are significant temperature differences between the heat of the day and the coolness of the night. In particular, the Tyrrhenian side, which is the most suitable for wine-growing, is mountainous and uneven, rich in vegetation and water, with high levels of precipitation.
This peculiar orography of the territory determines the formation of particular microclimates, varying according to the area, which allow the production of various types of wines.
The clayey-calcareous soils benefit from the effusive activity of the three surrounding volcanic areas, Vulture, Vesuvius and the Casertano mountains. Over the centuries, the accumulation of layers of ash and lapilli has given rise to tufaceous deposits, with minerals and looser soil layers, another unique feature for quality viticulture. Irpinia today is the province of Campania with the highest concentration of vineyards and can boast the presence of 3 DOCG: Taurasi, Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino. It produces high quality wines, with fine varietal aromas and flavours, vinified using modern techniques, which nevertheless refer to the long local tradition.
Amarano is a relatively young family business, having been established in 2004 in Montemarano, in the province of Avellino in the heart of Irpinia. However, its 7 hectares of land have been cultivated with vines for four generations.
The temperature range typical of this part of Irpinia and the positioning of the vineyards at an altitude of 500 metres, on gentle hills opposite the village of Castelfranci, mean that the microclimate is perfect for growing typical grapes such as Aglianico, Coda di Volpe, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. A young emerging company in an area where the combination of suitable soil and winemaking tradition reveals great surprises.
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Is there a minimum number of bottles?
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