Vino Blu

Taurasi Riserva D.O.C.G.

Among the many treasures kept at the National Archaeology Museum of Naples is the so-called "Blue Vase", a glass amphora dating back to the middle of the first century AD, found in Pompeii in 1837. An elaborate grape harvest scene, reproduced using the cameo-glass technique, decorates the precious find: vine shoots emerge from Dionysian masks, while joyful cupids press grapes, eat and play, in a harmonious balance with nature. This Taurasi, produced in partnership with MANN, is a tribute to the Campania Region's art and wine, two territorial excellences that have been interacting with each other for centuries.

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

Exposure: North-West

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: the bunches are selected and picked by hand, and then placed in 15 kg crates. They spend around 25-30 days macerating on skins at a controlled temperature of about 28°C, during which the must undergoes regular pumping over and delestage. The must is drawn off and then undergoes malo-lactic fermentation and racking into French oak tonneaux, where it spends at least 24 months, followed by at least 24 months’ bottle ageing.

Sensory profile: bright ruby red and decisive body; notes of cherries, plums and blackberries enter the nose, followed immediately by a dark, smoky blend of spices, tobacco and ash. Velvety and smooth on the palate, with feminine tannins and an engaging tanginess; persistent finish.

Pairing suggestions: main courses featuring meat, medium-mature cheeses.

Sizes available: 750 ml

Vintages produced: 12

Technical data sheet:
annata 2012