Zimberno Aglianico del Vulture DOC - 2013
Zimberno is an elegant Aglianico del Vulture aged both in steel vats and wooden barrel. The ageing in different wine vessels helps to increase the elegance of the wine. Zimberno has an extraordinary complexity and full body but on the palate does not feel too heavy thanks to the enhanced acidity and refreshing minerality transferred from the soil of the Vulture vulcano.
Michele Laluce winery origins dates back to 1905 where Michele's father started planting vineyards at the footsteps of the now extinguished Vulture volcano in Basilicata, near the cities of Venosa and Barile. Michele, since he took over the family business in 2001, he is being representing the territory through his wines also by keeping alive the family traditions. The family focused their production to the traditional variety Aglianico under the appellation Aglianico del Vulture DOC and Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG. The Vulture area is positively affected by the old volcano that created an extremely complex soil rich in volcanic elements, clay and limestone.
Bright ruby red medium concentrate with granate rim. Ripe blackberry and red plum, rosemary, cigar and smoky sensation. Strong palate with ripe tannin. Long finish lead by dark cherry, dry mushroom and meaty flavour.
The wine is fermented in steel tanks and aged in both steel vats and wooden barrel.
|NAME:||Zimberno Aglianico del Vulture DOC|
|APPELLATION:||Aglianico del Vulture DOC|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Aglianico|
|SOIL:||Vulcanic, Calcareous, Clay|
|AGING:||Stainless Steel, Wooden Barrels|