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Sabbie di Sopra il Bosco, Terre del Volturno Riserva

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Sabbie di Sopra il Bosco, Terre del Volturno Riserva

Sabbie di Sopra il Bosco, The Sandy Fields Above the Woods, is a single vineyard.

The main grape is Pallagrello Nero, a late variety with a thick skin, austere, characterized by ultra-fine tannins, which produce wines of strong personality.  Aglianico contributes structure and acidity to the wine.  Both varieties are complemented by a small share of Casavecchia from centuries old un-grafted vinestocks, in the region of Ponteleone.

Appellation:  Terre del Volturno IGT

Type:  Red, dry

Grape Varieties:  Pallagrello Nero/Aglianico/Casavecchia

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Rich red with great brightness with a surprising transparency, given the structure.
Bouquet: Complex nose, large, very layered, moves from feelings of minerality and fresh flowers then develops a wide range of spices and red fruits. In the glass is stratified more and more, with continuous waves of herbs and Mediterranean.
Taste: In the mouth fresh and  fruity, with returns of minerality and an extraordinary dynamism. The tannins are silky, and the alcohol is perfectly integrated for a long finish.
Serving Temperature: 15.5º C (60º F).
Alcohol: 13.5%.
Food Pairings: Great flexibility at the table, complex pasta dishes with red meat, with a perfect match with pork.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Castel Campagnano, upper region of Caserta in Campania.
Vineyards: Vigna Sopra il Bosco 6.2 acres at about 700 feet above sea level -  25% slopes with daily draughts, between the Taburno and Matese massifs and the ocean (30 kilometeres away).
Soil: Highly draining sandy soils.
Average age of vines: Over 30 years.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Row by row, sometimes plant by plant based on the maturation level from end of September to mid-October.
Vinification: Under constant temperature control, with, long macerations without stressing the cap, with only continuous pumping every three hours, for 16-18 days. Malolactic  fermentation in tonneau 500l (Tarasaud 555 and 192).
Aging: 13-months, followed by bottle aging for about eight months.
The entire process is aimed at pursuing maximum elegance. No over-riping, no over-concentration, but only the purest expression of two noble varieties, grown on soils that are perfectly suited for high-quality vine-growing.