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WINE PROFILE

NATURALIS HISTORIA TAURASI DOCG

Naturalis Historia is a cru made with grapes from an old vineyard in our estate in Mirabella Eclano.
Great structure and longevity, it is the perfect testimony of Irpinia, a territory described by Virgil as a “land jealous of its many mysteries“.

APPELLATION
Taurasi DOCG

VARIETY
Aglianico 100%

VINEYARD AND SOIL
Mirabella Eclano, with a South-West exposure and a deep and sandy, with traces of limestone and clay layers along the profile, well drained soil.
The altitude is of 400 m a.s.l. The training system is the espalier with cordon spur pruning system and the density of plantation is of about 5,000 vines/hectare (about 2,000 vines/acre) with an yeald of about 5,000 kg/ha (4,460 lbs/acre) and 1 kg/vine (2.20 lbs/vine).

AGE OF THE VINEYARD
40 years.

HARVEST PERIOD AND TYPOLOGY
End of October, manual harvest.

VINIFICATION AND REFINING
Vinification with long maceration on the skins at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Refines for 24 months in French oak barriques.

SENSORY FEATURES

COLOR
Deep ruby red.
BOUQUET
Complex, full, intense and persistent, it offers aromas of violets, black currant, blackberry, and strawberry, black cherry, vanilla and chocolate.
TASTE
Warm, enveloping, with great structure and softness, with aromas of plum, bitter cherry, raspberry, strawberry jam and spices.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Appetizers

  • Cold meats and aged cheeses.

First courses

  • Pasta with meat sauces, mushrooms and truffles.

Second courses

  • Red meats and grilled game, long cooked meats.

 

AGING POTENTIAL
50 years and more.
SERVING TEMPERATURE
18 °C

 

 

ESTATE

It is the main estate owned by the Mastroberardino family, in the heart of the Taurasi DOCG area.
The epicentre of Aglianico production, research and experimentation, this estate is spread over several hills with different exposures and is dedicated to the production of red grapes on the slopes characterized by soils with a greater presence of organic matter and volcanic matrix, as well as white grape vines in areas where soils contain more limestone and clay.
Aglianico is the main grape variety grown in Mirabella. Some of this vineyards are vineyards are dedicated to the production of Redimore Irpinia DOC, the wine made from two biotypes of Aglianico selected and multiplied by Mastroberardino in a centennial ungrafted vineyard.

Mirabella Eclano

Estensione: 65 ettari
Extension of the estate: 65 hectares
Soil: deep, sandy loam texture, volcanic matrix with clay presence in its depths and limestone throughout the profile
Vines cultivated:primarily Aglianico and Falanghina, Greco and Fiano in experimental vineyards.
Plant density (plants/ha): 4,000 (white varieties) to 6,000 (Aglianico)
Training system: Guyot (white varieties) and cordon spur (Aglianico)
Exposure: various slopes, mainly South-West
Altitude: from 350 to 450 meters a.s.l.

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