Taurasi

Taurasi

Vesevo

The name Vesevo is the historic name for Vesuvius. The vineyards are...

located in the Irpinian hills of Campania, potentially one of Italy's most exciting wine producing areas. Despite being so far south, there are large differences here between day and night temperatures, making this one of the latest regions in Italy to harvest.

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Vineyards

The vineyards are situated at between 450 and 550 metres above sea level, and are always subject to a cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character. Fruit for this wine was sourced from five hectares of vineyard.

Vintage Information

The persistent summer heat and drought caused a sharp decline in production of grapes in 2012 in Italy, and in Campania in particular. At Vesevo, the grapes were put under great hydric stress, although the grapes harvested were healthy and of good quality. The extended hot and dry weather meant that harvest was 10 days earlier than usual. Winemaker, Dennis Verdecchia says, "The 2012 harvest will produce wines to be remembered. We minimised technological interventions in order to guarantee a genuine final product. The grapes were perfectly healthy, a prerequisite for high quality and typicality".

Vinification

The grapes were de-stemmed and gently crushed. Maceration took place for 20-25 days at temperatures of 26-28°C. The wine was then aged in barriques for 16 months before continuing its maturation process in bottle prior to release.

Tasting Notes

This wine is a bright, deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, this is an intense, complex wine with aromas redolent of red berry fruits and hints of vanilla which follow onto the structured palate which has firm but smooth tannins and a clean, dry finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2012
Grape varieties 100% Aglianico
Region Taurasi, Campania
Winemaker Dennis Verdecchia
Alcohol (ABV) 14%
Acidity 6g/l
Wine pH 3.5