2013 Cantine del Notaio Aglianico del Vulture Il Repertorio

Year: 2013
Appellation: Basilicata
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 93
Gambero Rosso: Tre Bicchieri
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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Grapes: 100% Aglianico del Vulture

"The Cantine del Notaio 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Il Repertorio is a fabulous wine that possesses the depth and noble sophistication that you should expect from this small, quality wine denomination in the deep south of Italy. The bouquet is beautifully embellished with blackberry preserves, tobacco, bitter chocolate and smoky granite. The presentation is tight and seamless with a firm tannic nature that pulls the wine together in terms of substance and length. This excellent wine should flesh out further with more aging.

Gerardo Giuratrabocchetti sets the bar high on Aglianico and the unique Vulture territory. Every time I visit Basilicata, I am reminded of the words Gerardo so eloquently expressed to me while trying to describe the difficulties of working in a region that has been devastated by waves of emigration and poverty. It takes more courage to stay here and make wine than it does to leave Basilicata, he told me. I often think of that comment and the sacrifices he and his peers make to build the identity of the Vulture."(WA)

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