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Fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.

 

Villa Raiano

Costa Baiano Irpinia Campi Taurasini

Campania :: Italy

http://www.villaraiano.com/

Estate::

Villa Raiano was established in 1996 by Sabino and Simone Basso and their brother-in-law, Paolo Sibillo. The name Villa Raiano is derived from the name of the small ‘borgo’ (borough) of Serino, the town in which the winery is located. The ‘borgo’ was originally built inside the wonderfully scenic and local rocky mountain.  The property’s 17 hectares are planted around the beautiful hills of the Irpinia area in Avellino, a province not far from Naples. The production is based on the classic wines from the region, particularly Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and the powerful Taurasi made entirely from Aglianico grapes. 
Vineyard location: Castelfranci (Avellino)
Altitude: 550 m asl
Vine Training/Pruning: guyot
Vineyard density: 4500 vines/hectare
Type of soil: calcareous-clay on yellow sandstones with organic elements
Harvest during the first 10 days of November

Grape varieties::

100% Aglianico

Vinification::

Vinification in stainless steel tanks with daily punching down and pumping over and maceration on the skins for 10 days. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 26-28°C.

ageing::

Aging in cement and terracotta amphoras.
Bottled in October of the year following the harvest.

appearance::

Bright ruby red with purple nuances.

nose::

Elegant bouquet of red and black fruits such as blueberry and cranberry along with hints of licorice, peppery and minty notes.

taste::

A lively and savoury palate of red and black fruits, hints of licorice, peppery and minty notes.  This wine has a firm tannic texture.

Food pairing::

Ideal with rich sauces and roasted meats.  Pair with candele pasta with Neapolitan meat sauce.

% alc./vol. ::

13.5