Caselle Aglianico del Vulture Riserva D'Angelo 2011
Aglianico del Vulture is one of Italy's least known fine red wines and as such can be a real bargain.
D'Angelo are a top producer and this is their "Riserva" meaning it must be at least five years old before release including at least two years ageing in wood.
This wine retails elsewhere for between £25 to £30 per bottle. Grab a bargain, very limited stock!
Ruby in colour (with big legs) but don’t let that fool you - this is a big wine! The nose is very “farmyard” reminding me of Philippe Virets wines. Intense powerful flavours, black fruits lifted by good acidity as these vines were grown at altitude. Soft with good mouthfeel finishing dry on the very long finish.
I love Aglianico which makes some delicious spicey wines. Here it is more powerful and a little drier similar in style to good Barolo.
This is a serious bargain for anybody who loves classic Italian reds.
The official tasting notes state:
"Engaging aromas of wild berry, new leather, tilled earth and clove slowly take shape in the glass. On the savory medium-bodied palate, bracing but noble tannins underscore a black-cherry core while notes of black olive, anise, Mediterranean herb and earthy game provide the backdrop. It's loaded with personality. Drink 2018–2028."
|Winery status||Quality winery|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|