Taurasi DOCG “Principe Lagonessa” 2012 – Amaranoby Valentino Minotti
The wine has a deep ruby red colour with spicy notes of pepper, black cherry and elegant balsamic nuances. The late harvest and the subsequent aging give rise to a very structured wine, with a notable aromatic complexity. Surely a bottled meditation wine to evolve further especially in the olfactory sensations.
The Taurasi Principe Lagonessa Amarano is made of 100% Aglianico grapes. The Taurasi Principe Lagonessa Amarano vineyards are located in Irpina area, like many of Campania’s leading wine zones, Irpinia was also given a boost by the esteemed winemaker Antonio Mastroberardino, who proved that combining traditional methods with dynamic and modern techniques could create wines with real finesse. It is vinified in steel and then aged for 12 months in oak barrels and further 24 months in bottle to prepare it for a possible long evolution.
The Amarano Winery is located in Montemarano, Avellino, in the heart of Irpinia, a land that has always been used for vine growing. The company was founded in 2004 and is a family business. The vineyards to produce Amarano wines extend over an area of 7 hectares at 500 meters above sea level, on rolling hills, facing the beautiful village of Castelfranci. Irpinia is a territory where the thermal excursions contribute to generating high-quality grapes with intense aromas, able to create long-lived wines with a strong structure and exceptional elegance. The uniqueness of the territory and the sapient viticulture are the perfect combinations to create from these grapes their best expression.