Colour: Ruby red
Nose: Full, complex, intense bouquet redolent of violet and berries
Palate: In the mouth it is enveloping, elegant, and persistent. The background has distinct notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam, black pepper
Classification: Taurasi Docg
Grape Variety: Aglianico 100%
Type of soil: Chalky clay
Training system: Guyot
Period of harvest: Late October
Yield per hectare: 7000 Kg
Aging in oak: About twenty-four months in 40 hl oak barrels and barriques
Bottle refining: At least twelve months
Alcohol content: 13,5%
A fine accompaniment to roast meats and larger game (deer, wild boar, etc.), spiced dishes or truffle, and mature cheese.
In the two thousand year history of the Aglianico grape, Taurasi, the wine of the ‘vigne opime’ of old Taurasia mentioned by Livy, has a special place. This wine has seen an astonishing series of vintages which have charmed with their style and personality. Radici, which was produced for the first time in 1986, is the result of painstaking research into exposure, chemical and physical characteristics of terroir, and topography. Its strong personality, dense structure, and aromatic concentration are the primary features of this prestigious symbol of Irpinian viticulture.