Dark and intense ruby red with an ample and complex nose yielding ethereal spices, cherry, blackberry preserves, rosemary, tobacco and cinnamon with light hints of vanilla. Dry on the palate and full bodied with firm tannins and alongfinish. Although a young wine when released, it is destined for a great future!
The Titolo Tower is a house on the outskirts of Barile, in the North of Basilicata, immersed between vineyard and olive groves that have been tended to for 4 generations. The story of the Fucci Family, over the last few years, is one of a prestigious wine: Titolo, named after the local volcanic territory in the region.
Appellation: Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Location: Situated on the Titolo lava channel at 650 meters of Altitude.
Vineyards: Located within the commune of Barile, at the heart of the Aglianico production zone.
Soil Type: Volcanic lava and ash mix, known locally as "pozzolana".
Size of Estate: 7 Ha (17,3 acres).
Area planted to vine: 6 Ha (14,8 acres).
Vine Trellising Methods: Multiple parcels utilizing the Short Guyot and "Capanno" methods.
Harvest Dates: Last Week of October, always harvested manually with small crates.
Vinification Information: The Aglianico is de-stemmed and crushed in small batches and then fermented in stainless steel with a maximum temperature controlled to 22-24 degrees Celsius. Malolactic fermentation takes place within 100% new French oak barriques and matured for 12 months. The wine is fined in the bottle for an additional 6 months before being released to the market.
"Eccellenza" prize (excellence: one of the best Italian wines) in "I vini d'Italia 2011" (the wines of Italy) by L'espresso.
Reviewed by Robert Parker (93/100).
Super 3 stelle (super 3 stars Veronelli) in "Guida oro. I vini di Veronelli 2011" (Golden guide. The wines of Veronelli) by Veronelli.
5 grappoli (grapes) in "Duemila vini 2011" (Two thousand wines) by A.I.S. (Italian Sommelier Association). 3 bicchieri (glasses) in "Vini d'Italia 2011" by Gambero Rosso.
Grande Vino prize (one of the best wines of the guide) and Chiocciola prize (snail: one of the best winery of the guide) in "Slow wine 2011" by Slow Food.
Reviewed as fine wine in: "Duemila vini 2011" (Two thousand wine) by A.I.S. (Italian Association Sommelier), "I vini d'Italia 2011" (The wines of Italy) by the most important Italian monthly L'espresso, "Vini d'Italia 2011" (The wines of Italy) by Gambero Rosso, "Guida oro. I vini di Veronelli 2011" (Golden guide. The wines of Veronelli) by Veronelli, "Slow Wine 2011" by Slow Food.