Quintodecimo - “Exultet” Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2019
Quintodecimo - “Exultet” Fiano di Avellino DOCG 2019 (91+ TSW)
Luigi's Quintodecimo winery is located 80 kilometers northeast of Naples in the village of Mirabella Eclano, in the heart of the Taurasi DOCG designation of origin. Here, in the agricultural hinterland of Campania, one does not find the sweltering heat so typical of the region. Instead, the Irpinia area is blessed with endless meadows and green forests covered with chestnut, beech and oak trees.
The climate, due to the Apennine ridge, is characterized by abundant rainfall and mild summer months, allowing the grapes to ripen in ideal conditions on clay rock and dark volcanic soils. Quintodecimo is part of the new generation of winemakers who have been instrumental in ensuring that Aglianico is no longer known only for its tannic, rustic power in today's wine world, but is finally revered for its elegant, aromatic side. Together with other quality producers, they have helped this ancient grape variety achieve an impressive image transformation over the last twenty years, and today it is truly something to behold.
About this wine:
At the winery the grapes are provided of a manual selection then the pressing is soft, static decanting, the fermentation occurs in steel vats and partly in French oak barrels at a temperature between 14-16 ° C. Aging for 10 months, partly in steel vats and partly in French oak barrels.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright citrus yellow color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of white peach, lemon and tropical fruit notes with hints of white flowers, hazelnut, honey and some light smoke.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and great freshness. Flavours of green apple, lemonzest, lychee and nice mineral backbone in a cripsy medium(+)light salty length finish. Upperclass Fiano.