Taurasi

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Denomination:

Taurasi DOCG.

Vine variety:

Aglianico 100%.

Vineyards Location: 

Taurasi is produced on the hills in the province of Avellino in the municipalities of Taurasi, Lapio, Montemarano, Paternopoli.

Exposure and altitude of vineyards:

south-east between 500 and 600 meters a.s.l.

Nature of the soil:

clayey especially in the areas of Montemarano, sandy  in the others.

Grapevine cultivation:

espalier with guyot or spurred cordon pruning.

Planting density:

3000 plants per hectare.

Vineyard average age:

25 years.

Yield per hectare:

60q per hectare.

Winemaking techniques:

the grapes are hand-picked and selected and sent for destemming and pressing. The must is then fermented in steel containers at a controlled temperature and left to macerate on the skins for 15 days with 5 pumpovers per day. It then matures in French oak barriques for about 18 months with further refinement in bottle for 24 months.

Maceration time:

15 days.

Malolactic fermentation:

in barriques.

Refinement containers:

French oak barriques.

Refinement:

18 months.

Maturation in bottle:

24 months.

Pairing:

red meat, braised meat, game, mature cheeses and dishes based on spices and truffles. Meditation wine.

First year of production:

2007