Carato Venusio

imageManufacturer: Cantine di Venosa
Grape variety: 100% Aglianico.
Type of Vine Growing and Average Density per Ha: Espalier with about 4,500 plants Vineyard age: 50 - 55 years
Production per hectare: 5 - 6 tons Vineyard altitude: 450 - 500 meters

Production area: North-eastern part of the Province of Potenza delimited by the production disciplinary which includes the territory of n. 15 Municipalities, especially in the Municipality of Venosa Città di Orazio. Harvest period: From 1 to 10 November (Over-ripening of the grapes in plan). Harvest method: Selection of the grapes, hand picked, in crates of 12 - 15 Kg. In the early hours of the morning and immediate transport of the same to the cellar.

Vinification: Vinification in small fermentation vats and pellicular maceration at a controlled temperature of 23 ° to 26 ° C. for about 15 days, completion of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: In small 225 liter French oak barrels for 18 - 24 months and in bottle for at least 12 months.
Bottling: Cold filtration and bottling.

Organoleptic characteristics and technical comment: Well structured and elegant wine that presents: Intense ruby ​​red color with light garnet reflections. Vinous and personal bouquet with a delicate bouquet of violets and currants. Dry, full and intense taste, pleasantly tannic. Food pairing and serving temperature: It is the classic aging wine indicated with roast red meats, game, strong dishes, and aged hard cheeses. It is suggested to open at least one hour before serving at 18 ° - 20 ° C.