A grape of great tradition, Aglianico is considered to be one of the most noble and important varieties in the South of Italy. This historic region of the Apennine countryside is known as Irpinia and it has a unique terroir and climate in which vineyards coexist with fruit trees, olives and aromatic herbs. The winds here divert a beneficial rainfall which creates a microclimate in Irpinia that differs from Campania, the winters though brief are snowy and cold and the summers can be wet and prolonged. The soils are uniquely volcanic, sandstone and marl. Each vineyard is closely monitored with a meteorological station, and the technologies of the new state-of-the-art wine cellar ensures that each vintage comes as close to perfection as possible.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and vinified immediately. Fermentation and maceration took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks over a period of approximately three weeks. Maturation lasted for 18 months in medium-toasted French barrels. The wine then received a minimum of nine months bottle ageing, prior to being released.