Mastroberardino - Aglianico Campania 2006 Ml. 750
To 12 months
Tradition is a value insofar as it is a bond of coherence and credibility compared to the decisions taken.
Mastroberardino family is living inside the socio-cultural wine world contest from two centuries, accordingly to the most reliable historical reconstructions. The first traces of its presence in Irpinia date back to the Bourbons land register, in the half of the Eighteenth century, when the family chose the town of Atripalda as its headquarter, where the ancient cellar is still located. There started an offspring that tied for ever the destiny of the future generations to the wine cult. Since then, ten generations led the family business, in always different circumstances, as it always happens in the stories of the most ancient family businesses.
The family estates are all located in Irpinia, in the heart of the areas of production of the three DOCG: Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, Taurasi. They are distributed in several areas in order to save the identity, safeguard and development of the local varieties and vineyards.
Historically, this has always been Mastroberardino main mission, for the protection of traditional wine values of the area, caring at the same time for innovation and developing of a modern interpretation of its own wines. This is the smart blend of ancient culture's style and character together with most innovative and high quality technologies.
The Mastroberardino family was almost alone in Irpinia defending this patrimony up into the 1990s. If nowadays the wines of this area have a definite legitimate place among the most exclusive and famous world productions, it is due to the perseverance and the enormous contribution to culture by Antonio Mastroberardino, who was able to represent in a masterly manner the connection between the roots of the ancient world and man's unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
Viticulture in this area has ancient origins, dating back to the local population and then to the presence of Greek-Mycenaean settlers, who gave impetus to the age-old cultivation of the vine, then picked up by the Etruscans. Numerous historical testimonials highlight the particular value of the wines of this land, which in Roman times were only served during the most exclusive banquets.
The Irpinia wine district is characterized by a high variability of soil and climatic conditions due to the presence of the Partenio and Terminio mountain ranges which cross the entire territory. This heterogeneity gives expression to a range of productive varieties, all based on the ancient native viticulture, which differ in relation to the soil, the planting density, the vines and the vegetative growth.
The climate is continental, with cold winters and rather cool summers, and characterized by extreme thermal excursions between day and night, features that give the wines elegance, freshness and longevity.
Irpinia terroir is particularly suited to viticulture because of its unique pedoclimatic characteristics influenced by the volcanic material of Vesuvius. It is the land of autochthonous viticulture in which the Aglianico grapevine is greatly diffused and is well known for its quality performance.
|Ageing and Fining||Vinification with long maceration of the skins at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Refines for 10 months in oak barrels.|
|Ageing||To 12 months|
|Color||Deep ruby red.|
|Aroma||Intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet and spices.|
|Aroma||Floral, Fruity, Spicy|
|Taste||Elegant and smooth, with notes of berries and strawberry jam.|
|Serving temperature||18°-20° C.|
|Blend description||Aglianico 100%|
|Matching||Starters, Ham & Salami / cured meats, Pasta, Rice with mushrooms, Grilled meat, Game, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meatr, Meat Read, Cured cheeses|
|Classification||Aglianico Campania IGT|