The wine has full, complex aromas with distinctive sour cherry notes, as well as vanilla and thyme. On the palate, the wine is full and powerful, with an elegant and warm spicy bottom note, and a very persistent aftertaste.
The cru of the Masseria, represented by the symbol of the imperial black eagle of Swabia, derives its name from the ”place of the serpents”, so-called because of its exceptional exposition which renders the climate quite mild even during the coldest times of the year. It springs from the best grapes grown on the old vines in the little vineyard extending over 6 hectares (3 of them 40 years old), on hilly land of volcanic origin at 550 m a.s.l. in the Commune of Maschito. Powerful and imperious, it is vinified pure and aged in French Allier barriques that temper Aglianico’s power and render it warn and velvety with notes of vanilla, candied fruit and thyme.