Contado Aglianico del Molise Riserva DOC 2011

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The Contado Riserva is made from 100% Aglianico grapes grown in the southeastern region of Molise. The grapes are hand-harvested in late October and undergo an extended period of maceration to build incredible concentration and flavor. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is matured in a combination of stainless steel and barriques for eighteen months, resulting in a layered, complex wine.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color, aromas of ripe fruit and almonds complement undertones of leather and wood.  On the palate, it is mellow and velvety with well-balanced tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is ideal with savory foods, starters, game, and cheeses.  Pair this wine with roasted beef, Madeira sauces, grilled venison steaks, and brisket.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Molise DOC
Vineyard name:
Ramitello C.Da Camarda
Vineyard size:
37.5 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and Sand
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
330 feet
Vines/acre:
1,760
Yield/acre:
3.2-4.0 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1968
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1968
Bottles produced of this wine:
80,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Aglianico
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
77 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown
Length of maceration:
30 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
228 L (Barriques)
Type of oak:
French: Allier and Nevers
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
2.0 g/L
Acidity:
5.4 g/L
Dry extract:
33.1 g/L

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