Taurasi Riserva D.O.C.G.
The Taurasi Riserva Hamilton, vintage 2007, is a collector’s wine, produced from a
selection of grapes in the vineyard of Montemarano. The name is a tribute to Sir William
Hamilton, the British Ambassador that contributed to make Napoli at the end of the 18th
century one of the most popular destinations of The Grand Tour. The label was officially
presented just in 2014, at the Royal Academy of Arts of London, for the occasion of the
party for Di Meo’s 2015 Calendar. Limited edition for 3000 bottles (500 wooden boxes,
each with 6 bottles).
Appellation: Taurasi D.O.C.G. Riserva
Grape variety: Aglianico 100%
Production area: Montemarano (AV)
Year of planting: 1993
Altitude: 870 m a.s.l.
Soil composition: mainly clayey, rich in structure
Plant density: 4.000 plants for hectare
Training system: spalliera con potatura a cordone speronato
Average yield: 40 quintals per hectare
Harvest: first decade of November
Vinification: manual harvest of selected bunches in 15 kg baskets, skin maceration, fermentation at around 28°C for 25-30 days, during which pump-ov er and délestages are executed periodically. Following the first racking, a malolactic fermentation is done, then the wine goes to large Slavonian oak casks and French oak barriques for 24 months, with a final ageing in bottle for 12-24 months.
Organoleptic characteristics: luminous ruby red tending toward garnet, it smells of blackberries, mulberry, eucalyptus and humus; at the end, spices and tobacco. Fresh and savoury at the palate, velvety tannins and a final intense recall of ashes.
Recommended pairings: baked duck in orange sauce; crusted beef fillet; Hungarian goulasch soup.
Available formats: 0,75L
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