Caudium Aglianico Beneventano
Medium-Full Bodied Red
Aglianico is a grape variety of Greek origins and its was originally planted in Southern Italy over 2,500 years ago by the Greeks. Nowadays Aglianico is the star red grape of Italy's Campania region. The Mount Taburno's volcanic soils yield wines of impressive elegance and personality, as demonstrated by the Aglianico Caudium of Masseria Frattasi. The Aglianico grape provides different styles of red wine depending on the climate and wine making technique. Pasquale Clemente, owner and soul of Masseria Frattasi, adopts an approachable and easy-drinking style for his Aglianico which offers more freshness and ripe fruit compared to more austere, dry and tannic Aglianicos. Caudium is a smooth wine with a savoury fruity aroma of blackberry, blueberries, and red plums jam twisted with balsamic and earthy notes. On the palate it is soft and pulpy with soft tannins.
The Aglianico vines of Masseria Frattasi grow on the slopes of the Mount Taburno (north of Naples) on volcanic soil at an altitude between 400 and 500 metres asl.
The grapes are harvested in November. After the fermentation and the malolactic fermentation, the wine refines for 9 months in used French oak barriques.
Caudium is a smooth Aglianico with a savoury fruity aroma of blackberry, blueberries, and red plums jam twisted with balsamic and earthy notes. On the palate it is soft and pulpy with soft tannins.
Grape: 100% Aglianico
Alcohol (ABV): 14%