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Aglianico, Villa Schinosa, IGP Puglia 2017

Aglianico, Villa Schinosa, IGP Puglia

Intense garnet red colour, rich and complex bouquet, with ripe red fruit notes and a smooth, full palate leads into a long finish with spice notes.

Serving Suggestion

Brilliant with gamey dishes, barbequed and roasted meats, rich pasta dishes and mature cheeses, such as Manchego.

Vintage 2017
Unit Size 75
Case Size 6
Alcoholic Percentage 13.5
Appellation Puglia IGP
Country Italy

Tasting Notes

Intense garnet red colour, complex bouquet with notes of ripe red fruit, full and harmonious palate. The oak ageing has added a smokiness to the juicy black fruit, pepper and herbal spice flavours. Firm tannins provide a great structure with a dry finish.

Wine Making Notes

Aglianico grapes are grown in espalier with spurred cordons on rich, calcareous soil. The harvest takes place in the second half of October. Maceration lasts at least 10 days to obtain the maximum extraction of colour and concentration. The fermentation temperature never exceeds 20 ° C, ensuring the purity of fruit is retained. Maturation takes place in large Slovenian oak barrels for 12 months. Subsequent refinement in the bottle for a period of 6 months.

About the Producer

Villa Schinosa are based in Trani in Puglia on the heel of Italy. Puglia is often described as the California of Italy partly due to its fertile soils and temperate climate. Schinosa is a family winery owned by the Minutolo family with the son, Corrado, now in control. The estate grows olives, cherries and nuts as well as grapes, but it is the wines that really impress. Schinosa specialise in working with native grape varieties and as such they offer consumers a real chance to discover something different.

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Sulphites Yes
Milk No
Egg No
Fish No
Nuts No
Cereals No
Suitable For Vegetarians Yes
Suitable For Vegans Yes
Peanuts No
Soy beans No
Celery No
Sesame No
Molluscs No