Donna Paolina Taurasi is produced in Campania Italy, 100% Aglianico from the San Mango sul Calore vineyard from the Taurasi DOCG.
Wine Style: Red Wine
- Grapes: Aglianico 100%
- Winemaking: Aged for 30 months in Slovenian casks.
- 0.75 lt.
Aglianico is a red wine grape variety native to southern Italy. It is known to produce full-bodied red wines that show musky berry flavors with firm tannins and good aging potential. Even when grown in hot climates, Aglianico is capable of reaching high levels of acidity, which makes it a particularly useful vine in the Mediterranean. It ripens late even in these warm climates, with the best examples offering aromas of chocolate and plum. The vines are planted on clay soils with a southwestern exposure at 1,500 feet above sea level and are roughly 30 years old. Once harvested the grapes see a long maceration with the skins for 20 days at controlled temperatures. The wine ages for 30 months in large Slovenian casks.