Calafè

Paese/Regione: 
Categoria: 
Vino tranquillo
Classificazione: 
D.O.C.G.
Denominazione: 
Taurasi
Vitigno: 
Aglianico
Colore: 
Rosso
Formato bottiglia: 
75 cl
Bottiglie per confezione: 
6
Alcool per quantità: 
14%

Benito Petrillo founded Calafè in 1999 after having bought a small piece of land in the surrounding of Prata few km's South of Tufo, the village that gives the name to the DOCG Greco di Tufo. Here Benito planted about 6 hectares of Greco grafting shoots coming  from the best and oldest vineyards of the appellation.  Recently he has acquired some old vineyards in the area of Taurasi Docg, thus from vintage 2006 (available  from March 2010) the estate will also release a Taurasi Docg. Soils are made mostly of volcanic tuff and clay with a significative limestones component; the soil of Greco vineyards also contains sulph which makes the bouquet so distinctive. Bentito's Greco is extremely mineral with notes of broken stones, wild flowers, honey, and - with bottle ageing -  an intriguing hint of kerosene. The Aglianico are very traditional with the classic notes of wild red berries, wild plum, wet leather, raw meat and green tobacco leaves. The Taurasi is full bodied, very dark in color, with layers of ripe wild berries, sweet tobacco, hints of citrus skin, licorice roots and ashes.

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