Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina IGT 2013

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The family-owned Galardi estate produces just one wine...but it does so perfectly. Located on volcanic soils in northwestern Campania, the vineyards are nestled among chestnut groves and benefit from cool Mediterranean Sea breezes. Terra di Lavoro actually means “land of work” in Italian, a name that has historical roots, but also accurately reflects the difficulty involved in growing grapes in these volcanic soils. In this challenging environment, Aglianico and its supporting grape Piedirosso produce wines of incredible depth, complexity, and elegance.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in color, smoky aromas of earth and black fruits complement undertones of tobacco and graphite.  On the palate, the wine is expressive and rich with ripe tannins and integrated alcohol.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled ribeye steaks, duxelles, Chateaubriands, or farsumagru.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Vallemarina, Galardi, Gaeta, and Vignadora vineyards
Vineyard size:
25 acres
Soil composition:
Volcanic
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
1,485 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800
Yield/acre:
2.0 tons
Exposure:
Western
Year vineyard planted:
1989
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1994
Bottles produced of this wine:
33,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20 days
Fermentation temperature:
77-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
14 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
10 months