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Tenuta Le Querce Vigne Della Corona 2003

Tenuta Le Querce - Basilicata - Italy - Aglianico Del Vulture

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Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The 2003 Aglianico Vigna della Corona is a superb example of Aglianico from the Vulture zone of Basilicata. This fresh, vibrant wine possesses a dark, brooding expression of cherries, plums, licorice, spices and sweet toasted oak. Its generous personality and sumptuous texture are sure to find many admirers. The Vigna della Corona sees an extended fermentation/ maceration lasting 38-40 days followed by two years in new French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.
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Winery: Tenuta Le Querce

Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico grapes are typically grown in the Campania region of southern Italy, where they have been an important grape varietal since the height of the Roman empire. The Romans adored their deep garnet coloured wines, and the Aglianico grape provided a beautiful colour along with high acid levels and a strong tannin content, which made it wildly popular both then and today. Nowadays, the finest Aglianico wines are usually aged in wood to soften their strong tannins, and this process allows the grapes to reveal their complex flavours of plum and chocolate, along with plenty of pleasing dark fruit and berry aromas. Often, Aglianico grapes are blended with Bordeaux varietals to make a wonderfully balanced wine. The varietal thrives most successfully in hot and dry regions, and has a particular affinity for volcanic soils.

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.