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Riserva Cappellaccio Castel del Monte Aglianico

8.936 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Castel Del Monte, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Puglia, Italy
Aglianico
Manchego & Parmesan
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Black fruit and somewhat earthy. The tannins have softened over time but retain a good grip. This wine was just about right to enjoy now. Feels much more pedigreed than its modest price point would suggest. (Artwork by William Hawkins, one of the reference point vernacular artists).

Black fruit and somewhat earthy. The tannins have softened over time but retain a good grip. This wine was just about right to enjoy now. Feels much more pedigreed than its modest price point would suggest. (Artwork by William Hawkins, one of the reference point vernacular artists).

Jan 23rd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Named after 'cappellaccio' or gossan, the hard layer about 30-40 cm down in tufaceous soils formed over the centuries by water erosion of limestone. Planting vineyards on such virgin soils required deep-ripping so that vine roots could penetrate it and reach water. Aged for 12 months in French oak. Deep red with ripe fruit aromas and subtle spice. Flavors of dark berry, leather and pepper. Lingering finish ending with a mineral character.

Named after 'cappellaccio' or gossan, the hard layer about 30-40 cm down in tufaceous soils formed over the centuries by water erosion of limestone. Planting vineyards on such virgin soils required deep-ripping so that vine roots could penetrate it and reach water. Aged for 12 months in French oak. Deep red with ripe fruit aromas and subtle spice. Flavors of dark berry, leather and pepper. Lingering finish ending with a mineral character.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2017
Kevin M

Very nice 2006 Aglianico from Castel Del Monte in Puglia. Deep ruby in colour with black cherry, leather, liquorice, black pepper and chocolate on the palate. Well balanced tannins and acidity. Drinking well at 10 years old. A good value at $18
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Very nice 2006 Aglianico from Castel Del Monte in Puglia. Deep ruby in colour with black cherry, leather, liquorice, black pepper and chocolate on the palate. Well balanced tannins and acidity. Drinking well at 10 years old. A good value at $18
#aglianico #winefrompuglia #rivera #italianred #redwine #vinorosso

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2017
Matti Jokelainen

Very nice Aglianico. Tannins are powdery and nicely integrated. Wine opens with air and is very pleasant after 1hour. Think this is 1-2years from hitting the sweet spot. Went perfectly with braised oxtail

Very nice Aglianico. Tannins are powdery and nicely integrated. Wine opens with air and is very pleasant after 1hour. Think this is 1-2years from hitting the sweet spot. Went perfectly with braised oxtail

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2017
Daniel Marren

Daniel had this 6 years ago

Daniel had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2016
Suga Jam

Goes well with Joy Division.

Goes well with Joy Division.

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2015
Matthew Beninati

I LOVE aglianico. Slightly obsessed. Earth and tannins.

I LOVE aglianico. Slightly obsessed. Earth and tannins.

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Kyle had this 8 years ago

Kyle had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Sara Nelson-Carlson

Anise and fennel punch your nose. Slow approaching tannins but there's a smokey thing that I am not digging.

Anise and fennel punch your nose. Slow approaching tannins but there's a smokey thing that I am not digging.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2015
Michael Centanni

Michael had this 8 years ago

Michael had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 9th, 2014