Aglianicone is one of the “parents” of Aglianico, therefore one of the first and most ancient wines of Cilento.
Aglianicone, or Aglianicone Nero, as it has always been named, was in the past the most widespread vineyard in the area. Then with time it got lost more and more, while it could have marked Cilento’s winemaking history.
lt must be said that the Aglianicone has a good fertility of buds, with phenomena of millerandage of the bunch sometimes marked (perhaps because of defects in floral morphology) and this was one of the phenomena that led to the abandonment. So over time it has been replaced with other more productive varieties, fargetting that from an oenological point of view the variety is very precious and behaves excellently giving life to quality products.
Far example, differs from its “son” Aglianico, far the presence of not very aggressive tannins, which considerably reduce the aging time but, at the same time, having from the aromatic point of view all the descriptors of Aglianico with a much higher intensity. The wines obtained from Aglianicone grapes are characterised by an excellent alcohol content, between 12 and 14 % val. The wines obtained from Aglianicone grapes are characterised by an excellent alcohol content, between 12 and 14% val. With these characteristics, the wine obtained can be destined far consumption both in the year fallowing vinification as a fruity and particularly harmonious wine, both far ageing in steel and/or cask/barrel/bottle, to be then consumed after a period of ageing. Our Aglianicone instead is refined in terracotta amphorae.
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