Aglianico Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo 2010
Tormaresca - Aglianico Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo 2010 (91 TSW)
In the heel of Italy in Puglia, Antinori has 2 wonderful wine companies, Tenuta Bocca di Lupo, just south of Bari. The "Bocca di Lupo" estate, totaling 130 hectares, is located in the Castel Del Monte DOC area, 250 meters above sea level in the vicinity of the Vulture volcano. The climate is characterized by the excellent temperature and the soil composition.
More southern Masseria Maime, located just south of Brindisi, in one of the most beautiful areas of Salento. The company has an area of approximately 500 hectares, of which approximately 350 hectares are planted as vineyards and 85 hectares with olive trees. The domain is located directly on the Adriatic coast, creating a unique landscape with a mixture of vineyards, forests and pine forests and the sea. The heart of the estate consists of the "Cantina Tormaresca". Both companies fall under the Antinori company in Puglia, Tormaresca.
About the wine:
The grapes were picked fully mature in order to assure a wine of complete ripeness. After pressing, the must fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures around 25°C. Delicate methods were utilized during the period of skin contact in order to insure a gradual and balanced extraction of color and structuring elements, and the overall period of skin contact lasted 18 days. The wine was run off its skins directly into 60 gallon oak barrels, principally French, where it went through a complete malolactic fermentation and aged for 15 months before bottling. A further two year period of bottle aging followed.
In the glass a almost black ruby red color.
On the medium++ nose aromas of ripe black currants, blackberries and violets with hints of cedar, vanilla and black pepper.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with layered complexity showing medium acidity and round mouthfeel. Flavours of dark red and black fruit, herbs and spices and still medium tannins. Nice long finish.