Tenuta I Gelsi
Aglianico del Vulture - Basilicata 2012
Ouch that guy on tv looks not happy...but I am ???? Tenuta I Gelsi Aglianico del Vulture / Basilicata 2012 DOC (85 points)
From the Basilicata region comes this nice red one. In the glass it shows a garnet red color.
In the nose aromas of cherry and plum jam, blueberries, currant, licorice and a hint of tobacco, pepper and balsamic.
The palate is still young with firm but fine grained tannins that melt with the red fruit, fine spices. I think this will even be better over 5 years.
Appellation: Aglianico del Vuture Doc
Grape: Aglianico 100%
First harvest: 2003
Vineyard: Monticchio Bagni - Rionero in Vulture (PZ)
Vineyards’ altitude 400/450 m. a.s.l.
Training system: Bilateral cordon spur
Plant density: 3500 - 4500 vines per hectare
Soil description: Volcanic ash lapilli and chalk clays
Harvest: Second decade of October
Winemaking: In stainless steel tanks with daily pumping over and batonnage and long maceration on skins.
Refning: In oak barrels of various sizes, for about 24 months and in bottle up to the third year from harvest.
Tanks: Stainless steel Fermentation temperature 23-26 °C