L'Archetipo - Aglianico 2014
One of our current favourites on the list. This current release of L'Archetipo's Aglianico is a lesson in elegance. Coming from high altitude vineyards, this wine retains a freshness and lean character not very common for this grape variety. The 6+ years of aging have also softened the tough tannins that Aglianico can sometimes exhibit. The result is pure luxury. A rustic yet precise wine in its absolute prime.
Made by Valentino Dibenedetto and his four children, who together run the project L'Archetipo. Rooted in the concepts of synergistic agriculture, they are at the forefront of Italy's no-till regenerative viticulture movement. Farming vines alongside ancient grains, the aim is proper soil health, which ultimately leads to grapes and wines of insane balance and energy.