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Nanni Cope'

SABBIE DI SOPRA IL BOSCO

PALLAGRELLO NERO 92%, AGLIANICO 5%, CASAVECCHIA 3%.

 

The Wine: The whole agronomic philosophy is aimed at minimizing interventions, the use of herbicides or pesticides is utterly excluded, also in full compliance with the fomal constraints of organic farming. Harvesting is performed row by row, sometimes plant by plant, based on the desired maturation level, over a period of time that spans from the end of September to mid-October. The grapes are selected bunch by bunch and blended, without distinguishing between varieties, however at equal maturation stages. Winemaking occurs under constant temperature control, with minimum two-week maceration and malolactic fermentation in 500 l French tonneaux, where the wine matures for one year, followed by bottle ageing for about eight months. The entire process is aimed at pursuing maximum elegance. No overriping, no over-concentration, but only the purest expression of two noble varieties, grown on soils that are perfectly suited for high-quality vine-growing.

Tasting Notes: Made from native grape Pallagrello Nero along with 5% Aglianico and 3% Casavecchia, this robust wine opens with aromas of black fruit, earth, game, leather and black spice. The dense palate delivers rich blackberry, black cherry and black pepper, with robust tannins and a solid acidic backbone. An excellent match for rich, savory dishes especially red meat, wild game, and aged cheeses.