Red colour with ruby reflections. Intense aroma with red fruit, tobacco and black pepper notes. Supple in the mouth with well blended tannins and a persistent finish with spicy notes
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Wine maker notes
The clusters are picked when they are perfectly ripe. After destemming and crushing of the clusters, the must ferments with an intense maceration with the skins. Malolactic fermentation follows in traditional oak casks and in second and third use barriques
Cantina del Taburno, located on the slopes of Mount Taburno, belongs to the ”Consorzio Agrario di Benevento” (Agricultural Consortium of Benevento). The Consortium was established in 1901, and it had an extremely important role in the development of agriculture in the Sannio area. The winery was built in 1972 in Foglianise.It is a point of reference for viticulture, due to its philosophy and for its positive impact on the economy of the area.
The grapes vinified at Cantina del Taburno are grown in vineyards (of an extension of approximately 600 hectares) standing within the area of the towns on the slopes of Mount Taburno: Foglianise, Torrecuso, Vitulano, Campoli del Monte Taburno, Castelpoto, Apollosa, Bonea, Montesarchio, Ponte, Tocco Caudio, Paupisi and Benevento.
The ecosystem of the vines in this area is quite unique due to the type and exposure of the soils, to the particular kind of climate, to the grape varietals and to the agricultural practices. The hills with clayey and Marley-calcareous soils, the mild winters with regular rainfall between October and March, the dry and warms summers concur to create extremely favourable conditions for high quality viticulture.