Aglianico del Sannio, Cantine Iorio
Aglianico is a specialty grape of Campania, where it prefers the volcanic soils, and of the winemakers Iorio. It has a powerful, intense character and should be regarded as one of Italy’s finest varietals.
Iorio’s Aglianico del Sannio DOC is composed of 100% varietal; hand harvested from limestone and clay vineyards at altitudes of 200 to 700m.
Maceration is at a controlled temperature (24-26°C) and then malolactic fermentation followed by 8 months in steel tank – no oak – which gives its characteristic vivid tannins, persistent taste and soft, elegant finish.
Silver Medal – Concous Mondil de Bruxelles 2017.
5* (92 points) – Vinitaly 2018
A wine of intense fragrance with red fruits and spices makes a deep, rich ‘porty’ character with a soft finish of elegant tannins.
About the Producer
Cantine Iorio is proud of guarding, through its everyday work, the traditions of its region. It is situated in Torrecuso, a hilly district located in the heart of the Sannio and beside the Taburno Regional Park. Here vines represent the cultural and social identity of the whole wine making area so much that Torrecuso is known as ‘The town of Aglianico’.
Owners Pietro and Luca founded a new and modern cellar in 2004, their local knowledge ensuring the right mix between tradition and innovation. The main object at the beginning of their project was to recover both abandoned lands and the surviving experience of local grape growers. The success of this mission inspired them to produce high quality wines using the best selected grapes from the territory.