Three champions from the South
Primitivo, Susumaniello and Aglianico: three indigenous vines for three wines to bring to the table with satisfaction.
Wines from our southern regions are having an increasing success and, among the reasons, besides a more and more common quality, there is also the price that does not melt the credit card.
We decided to take those grapes among the autochthonous ones which are giving more satisfaction and to propose two wines from Apulia and one from Campania, maybe not very famous but very satisfying.
For the third wine we moved to Campania where we chose an aglianico outside the Docg area of Taurasi and, in general terms, of Irpinia, to go to the other great Docg dedicated to this grape: Taburno, in Sannio Beneventano. Fontanavecchia winery is located in Torrecuso, west of Benevento. Libero Rillo, owner of this winery, is one of the "fathers" of Falanghina del Sannio, a wine he feels very much and that he often succeeds in making with great effectiveness, as well as some versions of Aglianico del Taburno Riserva. In this article we suggest the non Reserve version, because of its easy drinking and its really convenient price.
Primitivo di Manduria Ghenos 2018 Torrevento
94/100 - € 10,00
100% Primitivo, 6 months in barriques. Dark ruby red. Very complex and intense aromas that impress for variety with notes of plums, blackberry jam and then myrtl, tamarind and cloves. Very coherent taste, powerful and elegant with a very long finish.
Salento Arlati 2019 Trullo di Pezza
91/100 - € 12,00
100% Susumaniello grapes. Stainless steel only. Intense and bright ruby red color with violet hues. Nice aromatic profile with ripe red fruits, crunchy plums and blackberries. Intense taste but never excessive, balanced sip, dynamic progression and evident but not overwhelming tannins. Nice finish with ripe red fruits aftertaste.
Aglianico del Taburno 2015 Fontanavecchia
91/100 - € 9,00
100% Aglianico grapes. Matures in oak barrels for 12 months. Ruby red color with garnet hues. Aromas of cherries, blueberries and dry flowers. Pleasant taste, blended-in tannins and long finish.