Cantine Due Palme
1943 vintage 2015
This nectar is a blend of Aglianico (50%) and Primitivo (50%) from old vineyards planted with vines pruned using the ancient Alberello system in 1968 by Angelo Maci himself in the La Mea district of Cellino San Marco. At harvest time the grapes are carefully selected by handpicking into boxes and then a part of them are dried (Appassimento) in the cellars which are kept free of humidity to avoid spoilage. The nectar ages for 9 months in new barrels and then refines 6 months in the bottle before being released on the market. Salute!
The wine has a ruby color with garnet shades. The intensity is medium to deep.
The aroma intensity is medium plus. Notes of ripe wild berries, bramble, black pepper and red cherry preserved in alcohol characterize the primary aromatic palette. The secondary aromas include vanilla, cedar, cloves, dark chocolate, and toast. The tertiaries remember a fine leather, tobacco, meat and a hint of farmyard.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity and high tannins. The alcohol is high (i.e. 14,5 %), and it gives a pleasant heatwave especially at the first sips. The flavor intensity is medium plus, with notes of ripe red cherry and kirsch dominating the scene. The lasting is long.
A very elegant and austere nectar, where the tannic power of Aglianico is perfectly combined with the softness of Primitivo. The aromatic palette is not particularly exciting, but it is still a very delightful quaff. Further aging would have helped.