Aglianico del Sannio DOC “SAIRUS”
Category: Southern Italy |
| Winery: Montesole
GRAPE: 100% Aglianico
CITY: Selected vineyards in the provinces of Avellino and
SOIL: Clayey, Calcareous, Volcanic
COLOR: Ruby red
NOSE: Equilibrium of spicy notes, violets and red fruits
TASTE: On the palate it is both strong and extraordinarily wellbalanced, with notes of ripe plum, chocolate and tobacco.
AGLIANICO SAIRUS is the ideal synthesis the precious Vitis Hellenica, the millennial vine that has its roots deep in the more ancient memories the Campania Felix, as testified in the historical works of Romans Marco Terenzio Varrone and Pliny the Elder.
Vinified from the annual selection of the finest grapes, this is an Aglianico of great complexity and vigorous structure, that requires at least 3 years of aging to aquire its intense red ruby color and equilibrium of spicy notes, violets and red fruits. On the palate it is both strong and extraordinarily wellbalanced, with notes of ripe plum, chocolate and tobacco.
As with the pairing of grand aged reds, this Aglianico is superb with antipasti of sliced smoked meats, seasoned and sharp cheeses, pasta with mushrooms, roasts and game.
Try it with Fusilli al Ragù Napoletano.
Recommended serving temperature: 19° – 20°C.