CASTEL DEL MONTE AGLIANICO DOP
Designation: Castel del Monte Aglianico DOP.
Grape Variety: 100% Aglianico.
Altitude: 250 mt a.s.l.
Viticultural Area: Puglia, Castel del Monte DOC area, Murgia hills in the territory of Minervino Murge.
Growing Method: vertical shoot positioning (VSP), cordon spur.
Vineyards Age: 22 years.
Density: 4500 plants/ha.
Yield per hectare: 11,00 T/ha.
Vinification Process: fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with a post-fermentation maceration for 15 days.
Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees, 10 months in slavonian barriques and afterwards in the bottle.
Wine Notes: Animae Agri expresses the deep soul and the cultural roots of a wine belonging to a territory of frontier and exchange which ideally embraces part of Irpinia, northern Lucania to the Castel del Monte DOC vineyards. Old Aglianico vines enhance harmony, elegance and complexity which are expression of our terroir.
Color: pleasant ruby red with purple reflections.
Nose: intense with red fruits scent and spicy notes.
Taste: well structured, fruity, elegant, harmonious on the palate with a slightly tannic finale.
Food Match: a versatile wine to accompany Mediterranean dishes, grilled meats and cheese.
Serving T°: 18°-20°C. Suggested to open one hour before drinking and serve in plain red wine glasses.
Alcohol: 13,50% vol.
Analytical Data: ph: 3.65, Total acidity: 5,35 g/l Residual Sugar: 1,9 g/l – SO2 total: 90 mg/l
The label represents man’s life cycle, starting from the bottom with darker chromatic nuances, that recall “earth”, and on to evolve towards shades most proper to the colors of the “sky”.
The nature of man, born of the earth and over the course of his life soaring to the extraterrestrial, reproposes in Suprematist key the evolution of man from earth to heaven, an element repeatedly highlighted by Malevich in his works. One may find another key to suprematist reading in the evolution of shadows and in prospective vision. Geometricity and spatiality recur and here too are complementary to the factor of color. Malevich’s “Red Cavalry” (painted between 1928 and 1932) was the source of inspiration