Vesevo Ensis Taurasi 2013
Region: Campania, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
This wine is a bright, deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, this is an intense, complex wine with aromas redolent of red berry fruits and hints of vanilla which follow onto the structured palate which has firm but smooth tannins and a clean, dry finish.
Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards of over 100 years old in Avellino, east of Naples. It is here that the Aglianico has found its chosen land and where it is able to give unique wines.The vineyards are situated between 450 and 550 metres above sea level, and are always subject to a cool breeze that blows off the Bay of Naples. This same breeze has, over centuries, blown volcanic ash from Vesuvius inland. Soil here has a volcanic, clayey and calcareous character. The vines are trained with a spurred cordon system.
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.