Eyes: The Taurasi Riserva swirls in your glass in an intense ruby red color with a lot of shiny extractions.
Nose: This DOCG wine of Quintodecimo graces you with sweet fruity aromas of cherries and strawberries with a minty and licorice background mixed with the vibrancy of tangy spices.
Mouth: This carmine liquor lands on your palate with lively acidity complemented by savory tannins and expresses itself on the mid palate with refined dark fruit flavor enveloped in licorice with a nicely balanced complexity.
The extraordinary richness of aromatic Taurasi Riserva is brought forth by the Quintodecimo wine cellar. This DOCG wine is produced in its entirety from Aglianico grapes that are grown with cordon spur training system. After full phenolic maturation, the grapes are handpicked and collected in boxes of 15 kg load capacity. The grapes go through careful selection before and after destemming on sorting tables. Having been softly crushed these fruits witness fermentation and maceration in stainless steel vats at 28 to 30 degree Celsius temperatures for about 20 to 25 days. The fermented liquor then ages for two years in new oak barrels before it develops its elegance to be bottled and marketed.
The gracefulness known as Taurasi Riserva DOCG is the invaluable creation of Quintodecimo winery from the region of Campania. The Aglianico grapes are grown on the soil of Vigna Quintodecimo plot that is made up of expandable clay rocks rich in limestone. Situated at 420 meters altitude the vineyard faces north-west exposure and yields a total production of 1 kg per vine during the mid-October harvest period.
The sensual tannins of this wine pairs finely with game, red meat and mature cheese being ideally served at 18 to 20 degree Celsius.
Alcohol Percentage: 14% alcohol/volume