The Alois family made the switch from the fine silk business to winemaking in the late 1990s, and have been championing Campanian grape varieties – Aglianico, Falanghina, Fiano and Greco along with rare Pallagrello Bianco, Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia – with great success since then. The estate today comprises 35Ha and is sustainably farmed.
The Campole Aglianicobottling is from 100% Aglianico on volcanic tufo soils. The 4Ha vineyard is in the Audelino area of Campania with vines of around 30 years of age.
Vinification begins in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for 16 days and several rackings.
The wine is aged for around 6 months in large format French oak and then rested in bottle for 8 months prior to release.
The nose offers a rustic, spiced theme with notes of dark fruit. There is a succulent mid-palate of dark plum, currant and wild herbs with chewy tannins. Dusty finish with good acidity providing some lift and structure.