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Vigna Piancastelli Terre del Volturno IGT
Campania

This wine takes its name from the vineyard of Manuela Piancastelli in Beneficio di Castel Campagnano, facing Mount Taburno. It began as a challenge to create a great “wine fo meditation” from the grapes of Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia. Every vintage the label is painted by an artist: the last ones were 2008 and 2009 by Sergio Fermariello, 2010 by child Thomas Volpatti, 2011 by Mathelda Balatresi, and 2013 by Mojmir Jezek.

 


Owner: Manuela Piancastelli and Peppe Mancini
Website: www.terredelprincipe.com
Winemaker: Luigi Moio
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Pallagrello Nero, Casavecchia

Vineyard Location: Piancastelli vineyard, Castel Campagnano
Orientation: South-East
Elevation: 985 ft
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,023
Yield/Acre: 24 ql
Soil: Dry, rich mix of volcanic soil, sand and clay

Vinification
Hand-harvested grapes undergo berry selection on a table in the winery before prolonged maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature using native yeasts

Aging Process
12 months in 225L French oak barrels and 18 months in the bottle

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep red with ruby reflections
Bouquet: Nose of dried plums, blackberries, chocolate and black pepper
Flavor: Fresh and balanced, the Pallagrello Nero strikes an equilibrium with the tannins of Casavecchia; persistent finish
Pairings: Ideal with pastas, meats and cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 3,300 bottles