Paternoster

Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture 2016

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

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The Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture is true to its name: the word means “synthesis,” and the wine is made from grapes grown in different sections of the Vulture region. Synthesi is an Aglianico intended for drinking young, and is an excellently priced example of what the grape is all about. 

 

Vineyard

The vineyards that ultimately lead to the creation of Synthesi are located at between 1300 to 2000 feet above sea level. The Paternoster estate encompasses 20 hectares (50 acres) of black soil of volcanic origin in different wine-growing districts in the countryside of the small town Barile. All of the vineyards lie on a natural terrace overlooking Mount Vulture, an extinct volcano, and have black soils of volcanic origin.

Winemaking

The grapes are typically harvested around the middle of October, and crushed, destemmed and vinified in stainless steel tanks. 80% is typically aged in large Slavonian oak barrels and 20% in French barriques.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Aglianico

Appellation

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

Farming

Organic

Alcohol

13%

Suggested Retail Price

$20.00

Reviews

"Full-bodied and flavorful

James Suckling - "Extremely complex with fresh herbs and spices, such as cloves and black pepper, as well as a lot of ripe fruit. But always in check. Full-bodied, chewy and flavorful."

"Lively freshness"

Wine and Spirits - "Synthesi stands out among this region's warm-climate wines for its lively freshness. It feels cool and vivacious, as brisk acidity flows through its juicy raspberry flavors, picking up notes of licorice, wild herb and graphite. The tannins are firms and mineral, adding to the impression of coolness and allowing the vibrant fruit flavors to flow unimpeded. Priced to pour by the glass, its a perfect introduction to well made, unadorned aglianico."

"Tannic firmness and balanced acidity"

Wine Advocate - "The well-priced 2016 Aglianico del Vulture Synthesi is a streamlined and immediate wine to enjoy within the next five years or so. The wine shows purity and focus with dark fruit aromas of dried cherry and blackcurrant followed by spice, tar and scorched earth. It shows a mid-weight approach with some mild tannic firmness and balanced acidity."

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