Colli di Lapio Aglianico Taurasi 'Andrea'
WINE TYPE: Red
APPELLATION: Taurasi DOCG
At her estate in the Colli di Lapio, Clelia Romano has only 2.8 hectares (about 7 acres) of vineyard, in four tiny plots. With her family, she produces only 800-900 cases per year of beautiful wine. At an elevation of 550 meters, ripening comes late in the season, and full ripeness can only be achieved by keeping the crop very small. The low yields give wines that are splendidly balanced, with excellent extract and intense flavors.
This wine is big and bold yet incredibly elegant. Aromatics are intense with lots of sour cherry and red fruit. The palate is round and balanced showing more red fruit, damp forest floor and some star anise. Supple with velvety tannins and nice acidity to finish.