Taglio del Tralcio, Aglianico del Vulture
By Re Manfredi
Origin: Terre Degli Svevi vineyard, Basilicata, Italy
Varietal: aglianico del vulture*
*a regional designation, this aglianico is grown on the slopes of extinct volcano Mount Vulture.
Producer's Notes: The concept behind this wine is to produce a smoother version of Aglianico using a special technique of raisining the grapes on the vines known as "taglio del tralcio" - "cuttung the shoots". The grapes undergo a natural light drying process that results in a concentration of fruity notes and smoother tannins. Its finish is accompanied by an agreeable light sugar residue in true Re Manfredi style.