Vesevo Ensis Taurasi DOCG 2013
- Italy, 750ml
A beautifully intense, complex and well-structured wine from Vesevo. A deeply coloured wine with just a hint of youth. The nose is pungent, lots of plum and red fruit is accompanied by a little savoury hint. On the palate the wine is spicy with firm tannins but with a smooth finish. Stunning bottle with metal sword logo.
- Winery: Vesevo - Farnese
- Varietal: Aglianico
- Region: Taurasi, Campania, Italy
- Vintage: 2013
- Alcohol: 14%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Other: Vegan-friendly
- Food pairing: BBQ Beef, Beef Stew, Smoked Pork, Prime Ribs, Venison; Portobello Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Lentils, Crispy Kale; Cheddar & Monterey Jack cheeses.
The name Vesevo is the historic name for Vesuvius. The vineyards are located in the Irpinian hills of Campania which despite being so far south, have a large diurnal temperature difference, making the harvest here one of the latest in Italy. Fruit for Ensis was sourced from vineyards in Avellino that are over 100years old and at an altitude of circa 500m above sea level. Ageing took place in 225l French oak barriques for 16months before ageing continued in bottle prior to release.
Vesevo is situated in the Irpinian hills of Campania. Known as the ‘switzerland of the South’, this is now one of Italy’s most exciting wine producing areas. The vineyards are situated from 450 to 700 metres above sea level and are subject to a constant cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. Over the centuries, this same breeze has blown volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius inland, to give the soil here a poor, volcanic character. The flavours obtained in the vineyard are carried through the winery by Antonio Melone. The Aglianico is from the warmer area of Benevento and is a fine and affordable example of one of Italy’s greatest grapes.
Farnese House dates back to 1582, based in Caldora Castle which has been restored and modernized to include offices and underground cellars where a lot of the top wines are aged prior to bottling. Farnese was restructured in 1994 and quickly became one of Italy's leading producers with vineyards in Ortona, Apulia, Basilicata and Campagna.
All wineries have and are producing highly acclaimed wines with two of their wines in the top 10 of the 2010 Luca Maroni Guide. These wines along with all wines from the Farnese group can be described as wines that 'deliver' in every sense of the word with taste, quality, and sensible pricing.
- Gold - 2020 Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards
- 90/100 Points - Robert Parker (2012 vintage)
- 92/100 Points - Falstaff (2011 vintage)
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