Deep, intense ruby colour. The three varietals combine to make a great profile on the nose, in which currants, black cherry and blueberry bind well with focused notes of cocoa powder, leaf tobacco and coffee; this is balanced by ageing in oak, giving it slightly ethereal hints.
The taste is full, with a sophisticated complexity, and juicy density of volume, chamois-soft tannins and showing just enough acid to make the mouth beguiling, both in terms of mouthfeel and flavour.
Manual harvest with cluster selection, at the optimum time for phenolic ageing. Each varietal is vinified separately in steel at a controlled temperature of 28-30 °C for around ten days.View more information
It is then macerated on the skins for 10-15 days. Soft pressing and selection of different must fractions.
After alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel, the wine was transferred to new French oak barriques for 15 months (December 2013 to March 2015), with periodical stirring on the fine lees.
Blending of the three wines and further ageing for 6 months (September 2015). Maturation in the bottle for 6 months before being made available for sale.
Aging Potential: '+10 years
Aging: 15 months French oak barriques and 6 months bottle
Appellation: Terre degli Osci IGT
Bottle size: 0.75
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 35%, Aglianico 10%
Pairing: Savoury first courses with meat, well spiced roasts, well-aged cheeses, chocolates sweets, meditation wine
Production: 5,000 bottles
Serve: 18 °C
Type of wine: Red
From an altitude of 150 metres, overlooking the sun-kissed coastline and across the Adriatic Sea to the Tremiti Islands – this is where we find Tenimenti Grieco’s vineyards and cellar. This dynamic, innovative winery takes full advantage of the terroir’s outstanding potential for top-quality wine production.Find out more
Quality with solid roots
Tenimenti Grieco is a perfect example of commitment and passion for viticulture. In every single one of their vineyards, they have carefully investigated soil characteristics, exposure and microclimate to find the most suitable varieties, rootstocks and clones.