Alois - Campole - Anglianico Campania
Overview: At the foothills of the Caiatini Mountains in the province of Caserta, the Alois family originally developed a reputation as quality silk producers in the 1800s during the reign of the Bourbon King of Naples, Ferdinand IV. The family’s fabric adorns famous walls around the world including the Italian Parliament, the White House and the Louvre Museum.
In 1992, Michele and his son Massimo Alois partnered up with the University of Naples in a quest to rediscover the ancient varieties of the Romans and Bourbons popular during the Bourbon era of Southern Italy in the 1800s. They grafted pre-phylloxera cuttings of Casavecchia, Pallagrello Nero and Pallagrello Bianco onto the estate’s wild rootstocks and ultimately revived the popularity of these quasi forgotten varieties.
This indigenous red variety comes from the volcanic soils of the Alois family's estate vineyards in the foothills of the Caiatini Mountains. The unique composition of terroir here imparts a scintillating mineral character to the wines. The Campole is fermented in stainless steel after a maceration of 14 days and aged for 4-6 months in Botti (large oak ovals). This Aglianico is as pure an expression of the land as can be, having been produced in biological manner and without the influence of oak.
Tasting Notes: A bright red, offers a deeply spiced aroma with notes of dark fruit. Succulent midpalate, presenting hints of dark currant and spice notes on the fresh finish.
Pairing: Bistecca Fiorentina with mushroom risotto
Points: 92, James Suckling
Format/ABV: 750 ml/13.0%
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