2016 Nativ Blu Onice Irpinia Aglianico DOC

2016 Nativ Blu Onice Irpinia Aglianico DOC

Named after the blue onyx gemstones found not far from the Nativ winery in Campania, this red is made from Aglianico, famously called the 'Barolo of the south'.

This is full bodied, deep, rich and luscious with formidable tannins. Large, concentrated and unrelenting. A serious Italian wine with such impressive impact that you just can't doubt it.

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98 Points - Luca Maroni

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How's it taste?

Dark, inky purple in the glass, with lifted aromas of stewed plums, sweet vanilla and chocolate. There's a spicy element too, adding to the rich and heady nose. The palate is concentrated and ripe, with sweet berry compote, blood plum and rounded, velvety tannins, layered with vanilla and spice. A bold, unapologetic red, that will match well with grilled meats and rich stews.

How was it made?

100% Aglianico from the Irpinia subregion of Campania.

From a vineyard on rocky volcanic soils, 600m asl.
Cold pre-maceration, followed by maceration for 20 days, fermented with starter yeasts. Full malolactic fermentation in barrel. Racked to French oak 225L barriques for 14 months maturation.

Who made it?

Founded in 2008, Nativ Wines is dedicated to the production of typical wines from the Irpinia region in Campania, Italy. The vines are grown over 15 hectares in volcanically rich soils. They grow Aglianico predominantly, but also have plantings of Fiano, Greco di Tufo and Falanghina. Each Nativ wine has a unique and unequivocal character, produced through innovative winemaking methods, and with respect to tradition. The balance between the climate, the vine and the soil is perfect. A balance that has become more and more harmonious over the centuries, giving birth to wines with elegance and finesse, characterized by aromatic complexity, a velvety, full and elegant palate, and an intense and delicate aroma.

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