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Musto Carmelitano Pian Del Moro Aglianico Del Vulture 2013 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Basilicata
appellation
Aglianico Del Vulture
93
WA
91
JS
Additional vintages
2015 2013
93
WA
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Pian del Moro has seemingly absorbed its aromas directly from the ash-rich, sandy volcanic soils of the Pian del Moro growing site. The vines are located 600 meters above sea level, on the upper slopes of the volcano where luminosity and diurnal temperature shifts are at their most prominent. These factors contribute to the purity and the intensity of the bouquet. The wine opens to black fruit, tar, campfire ash and pencil shaving. It also offers a noticeable balsamic imprint with medicinal and menthol overtones. The mouthfeel is tight, streamlined and extremely polished. The vines range from 70 to 100 years in age. Only 4,000 bottles were made. ... More details

Musto Carmelitano Pian Del Moro Aglianico Del Vulture 2013 750ml

SKU 811665
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Varietal: Aglianico

The Aglianico grape varietal has been grown in the Campania region for thousands of years, and is believed to have come from ancient Greece, where it was an important varietal for the production of fine traditional Grecian wines. It became enormously popular in Italy, where it thrived beneath the hot sun, and was a key varietal for the finest Roman wines, prized for its thick black skin and high acidity. Because of their thick skins, Aglianico grapes have a high tannin content. In young wines, this can prove to be a little challenging, but with a bit of aging, the tannins mellow and round to produce beautiful wines of excellent balance. Because Aglianico grapes grow most successfully in hot and dry climates, they've had plenty of success in the New World over the past few decades, where they are often used for blending.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.