De Conciliis – Zero 2006

Producer: De Conciliis
Wine: Zero IGT
Grape Variety: 100% Aglianico (Single Vineyard)
Production Zone: Alto Cilento
Altitude: 750 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 1 acre/ 0.5 tons per acre
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Clay and Calcareous
Vinification & Aging: Grapes are crushed by feel and a small amount of stems are left on. Twenty percent of the grapes are slightly dried to add complexity. 50% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel and 50% was fermented in medium toasted barrels for 8 days. Maceration took place over a 30-day period. The wine was, then, transferred to medium toasted barrels where it completed its malolactic fermentation. Zero is aged for 16 months in barrels and 6 months in bottle prior to release.
Production: 200 cases
Alcohol: 14.5%
Description: Aromas of plums, blackberries, cherries and hazelnut. On the palate full bodied, powerful structure wine that leaves a long velvety finish.
Food Pairing: Roasted duck and steaks.