il Cancelliere Irpinia Aglianico Gioviano 2009


Il Cancelliere is situated in the heart of Montemarano about 450-600 meters above sea level, in a zone particularly suted for the Taurasi (Local D.O.C.G. designation) production. Here, the grape that dominates is Aglianico.

Soccorso Romano runs the property with his wife and son, Enrico. Enrico is well versed in agronomy, therefore he manages the vineyards. In the cellar, Soccorso is keen on the 'peasant' approach to making wine, where all processes are kept to a minimum. 

We were happy to come across a wine that didn't represent the mass-produced, commericalized side to the wine industry in Campania. 

This comes from a south-east facing vineyards, known as Gioviano, situated in the districts Iampenne and Montemarano. 

This 100% Aglianico is aged for 24 months in barrel and a minimum of 12 months in bottle. 

At Biondivino, we like this Aglianico for its depth and wild brambly, dark fruit. At times we find this wine flinty and perhaps a little smokey. A wine to sink your teeth into, but not to chew.

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